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The Great Start Collaborative of Charlevoix, Emmet, and Northern Antrim counties is made up of community leaders and organizations from each county that have a vested interest in Early Childhood Investment. We are representatives from business, health, education, human services, higher education, non-profit, court systems, philanthropy, and parents who are implementing a plan to address the needs of young children within our Northern Michigan Communities.
G R E A T  S T A R T  C O L L A B O R A T I V E
Charlevoix, Emmet, & Northern Antrim Counties 
The Great Start Collaborative, along with the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, are committed to ensuring that all children under the age of 5 years receive routine developmental screenings.


Because your child's first 5 years of life are so important, we want to help you provide the best start for your child. You've been invited to participate in the Ages & Stages Questionnaires, Third Edition (ASQ-3), to help you keep track of your child's development. The questionnaire may be provided every 2-, 4- or 6-month period. You will be asked to answer questions about some things your child can and cannot do. The questionnaire includes questions about your child's communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal social skills.

Click here for a link to the Ages & Stages Questionnaire.
Learn about developmental stages from Birth to Age Five. 
Continuum of age level targets in Social / Emotional, Physical, 
Language / Early Reading, 
and Math / Reasoning.