Parent Coalition

One of the key components of the Monroe County Great Start Collaborative is the Great Start Parent Coalition. The Great Start Parent Coalition is made up of families who are actively engaged in advocating and promoting early childhood. The Parent Coalition has sponsored many events that offer families an opportunity to come together for fun and fellowship, and at the same time, learn about the importance of the first five years. Some of the ways Great Start assists the community is by helping families access such things as immunizations, nutrition, lead testing and hearing and vision screenings. The Great Start Parent Coalition has also reached out to teen parents to ensure their needs are met.

Tier 2 Parent Coalition

As always, we invite ALL parents to attend our Tier 2 Parent Coalition meetings monthly to be a part of the discussion and solutions to make our county a great place to live. Our meetings are free, include dinner for the whole family and free on-site childcare to those that register prior to the meeting. Meeting information will be emailed to those who are registered with the Coalition.

Please RSVP to at least one week prior to each meeting with your name, number of children needing childcare and a phone number  where you can be reached. We look forward to having you with us in an effort to improve our community.

Parent/Community Feedback
If you are a parent of a child 5 or under (not yet in kindergarten) we would like your feedback regarding services, parent groups, agencies and other opportunities here in Monroe County. This information is 100% confidential and your name will not be attached to any of the information that you share. We are simply trying to find out from those who are using the services etc. in the county, how things are working (good or bad), what would make your experience as a parent easier. The Parent Feedback form is available here. The community feedback form is here
Interested in Joining
If you are interested in joining the Parent Coalition, please contact Nicki Eyler, Monroe County Great Start Parent Coordinator, at 734.242.5799, 4282 or