The Copper Country Great Start Collaborative
would like to welcome Leona Stancil as the new
Parent Engagement Coordinator. Leona's role with
the GSC is to act as a liaison between early
child programs, collaborative partners, and
parents, as well as provide parents with
information, education and resources on raising
young children. Leona will lead the Copper Country
Great Start Parent Coalition and be an integral
part engaging parents in our Scope of Work plan.
She can be reached at 906-482-9365 or by email
The Great Start Collaboratives throughout
Michigan work in local communities to ensure
that the entire state is making significant
progress toward the four early childhood
outcomes identified by Governor Snyder. These
• Children are born healthy.
• Children are healthy, thriving and
developmentally on track from birth to third
• Children are developmentally ready to succeed
in school at time of school entry.
• Children are prepared to succeed in fourth
grade and beyond by reading proficiently by the
end of third grade.
The Great Start Parent Coalitions (GSPC),
through their membership, work together with the
Great Start Collaboratives (GSC) to bring about
the changes necessary at the community, county
and state level to achieve these outcomes for
all children living in Michigan.