The purpose of the Cass County Family Coalition is:
- To assist in improving programs and services for Cass County families with children prenatal to third grade by providing a “customer” perspective for the Great Start Collaborative giving the Collaborative and workgroups means to better understand the desires and needs of parents in our community;
- To educate community members about the importance of early childhood;
- To support the Great Start Collaborative’s work toward achieving Michigan’s early childhood outcomes — that are born healthy, remain healthy, thriving, and developmentally on track from birth to third grade, that children are ready to succeed in school at the time of school entry, and that children are ready to succeed in fourth grade and beyond by reading proficiently by the end of third grade; and
- To provide information, education, and resources to parents raising young children.