The purpose of the Great Start Collaborative is to coordinate systems of community resources and supports for families. Great Start joins together with parents, school staff and community leaders to create family opportunities that increase school readiness.
 

 

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Calendar of Events

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Aug 2
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Library Story Time - If You're a Monster and You Know It!
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Aug 2
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Ironwood Carnegie Library - 235 E Aurora St. Ironwood, MI 49938
FREE

Library Story Times

Perfect for children 4 years and older.  Fun stories, activities, and crafts. Held at the Ironwood Carnegie Library. 

Saturday, June 25th - 10:30am
Plantzilla! & other fun stories. 
With help from the Master Gardeners.  We will make terrariums to take home!

Tuesday, July 26th - 2:00pm
Hilda Must Be Dancing!
With help from the Ironwood Dance Company.  If you love giraffes and hippos....and dancing up a storm, join us!

Tuesday, August 2nd  - 4:00pm
If You're a Monster and You Know It!
Sing along with our guest musicians to a rollicking story!  Make a monster when you're done!

Please check the library website and Facebook page for full calendar of events, and for additions and/or changes to story times. 

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Aug 4
Social-Emotional Health Board Book Event
Great Start Collaborative
Aug 4

More info coming soon

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Aug 8
Missoula Children's Theatre
Gogebic-Ontonagon Family Fun Event Calendar
Aug 8 - Aug 13

The Gogebic-Ontonagon Great Start Collaborative, along with the support of our community, is bringing Missoula Children's Theatre to our community August 8-13, 2016, with the production of Pinnochio. 

MCT Tour/Actor Directors will arrive on Monday, audition and cast children from 1st grade (just finished kindergarten) to 12th grade (just graduated) by that afternoon and work with them throughout the rest of the week. By Saturday, the cast is ready to perform a professionally staged, hour long musical, complete with sets and costumes. 

Audtions will be held at 10am on Monday August 8th at the Ontonagon School Cafeteria. 

More info to come. 

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Aug 9
Missoula Children's Theatre
Gogebic-Ontonagon Family Fun Event Calendar
Aug 8 - Aug 13

The Gogebic-Ontonagon Great Start Collaborative, along with the support of our community, is bringing Missoula Children's Theatre to our community August 8-13, 2016, with the production of Pinnochio. 

MCT Tour/Actor Directors will arrive on Monday, audition and cast children from 1st grade (just finished kindergarten) to 12th grade (just graduated) by that afternoon and work with them throughout the rest of the week. By Saturday, the cast is ready to perform a professionally staged, hour long musical, complete with sets and costumes. 

Audtions will be held at 10am on Monday August 8th at the Ontonagon School Cafeteria. 

More info to come. 

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Aug 10
Missoula Children's Theatre
Gogebic-Ontonagon Family Fun Event Calendar
Aug 8 - Aug 13

The Gogebic-Ontonagon Great Start Collaborative, along with the support of our community, is bringing Missoula Children's Theatre to our community August 8-13, 2016, with the production of Pinnochio. 

MCT Tour/Actor Directors will arrive on Monday, audition and cast children from 1st grade (just finished kindergarten) to 12th grade (just graduated) by that afternoon and work with them throughout the rest of the week. By Saturday, the cast is ready to perform a professionally staged, hour long musical, complete with sets and costumes. 

Audtions will be held at 10am on Monday August 8th at the Ontonagon School Cafeteria. 

More info to come. 

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Aug 11
Missoula Children's Theatre
Gogebic-Ontonagon Family Fun Event Calendar
Aug 8 - Aug 13

The Gogebic-Ontonagon Great Start Collaborative, along with the support of our community, is bringing Missoula Children's Theatre to our community August 8-13, 2016, with the production of Pinnochio. 

MCT Tour/Actor Directors will arrive on Monday, audition and cast children from 1st grade (just finished kindergarten) to 12th grade (just graduated) by that afternoon and work with them throughout the rest of the week. By Saturday, the cast is ready to perform a professionally staged, hour long musical, complete with sets and costumes. 

Audtions will be held at 10am on Monday August 8th at the Ontonagon School Cafeteria. 

More info to come. 

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Aug 12
Missoula Children's Theatre
Gogebic-Ontonagon Family Fun Event Calendar
Aug 8 - Aug 13

The Gogebic-Ontonagon Great Start Collaborative, along with the support of our community, is bringing Missoula Children's Theatre to our community August 8-13, 2016, with the production of Pinnochio. 

MCT Tour/Actor Directors will arrive on Monday, audition and cast children from 1st grade (just finished kindergarten) to 12th grade (just graduated) by that afternoon and work with them throughout the rest of the week. By Saturday, the cast is ready to perform a professionally staged, hour long musical, complete with sets and costumes. 

Audtions will be held at 10am on Monday August 8th at the Ontonagon School Cafeteria. 

More info to come. 

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Depot Park Story Time
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Aug 12
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Depot Park - Downtown Ironwood
FREE

The Ironwood Carnegie Library will head down to Depot Park in Ironwood to share some great books and do some fun activities!

Monday, June 13 - 10:45am
The Carrot Seed
Story and planting project with the Master Gardeners

Friday, July 8 - 4:00pm
The Runaway Garden
Story and vegetable painting project. 

Friday, August 12 - 4:00pm
A Bounty of Stories and Fun
with "Let a Story Be Told" founder Jen Strauss and Friends (DON'T miss this one...The whole family will enjoy this performance!!)

Please check the library website and Facebook page for full calendar of events, and for additions and/or changes to story times. 

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Aug 13
Missoula Children's Theatre
Gogebic-Ontonagon Family Fun Event Calendar
Aug 8 - Aug 13

The Gogebic-Ontonagon Great Start Collaborative, along with the support of our community, is bringing Missoula Children's Theatre to our community August 8-13, 2016, with the production of Pinnochio. 

MCT Tour/Actor Directors will arrive on Monday, audition and cast children from 1st grade (just finished kindergarten) to 12th grade (just graduated) by that afternoon and work with them throughout the rest of the week. By Saturday, the cast is ready to perform a professionally staged, hour long musical, complete with sets and costumes. 

Audtions will be held at 10am on Monday August 8th at the Ontonagon School Cafeteria. 

More info to come. 

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Explore! Play! Learn! Toddler Playgroup
Great Start Collaborative
Aug 13
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Great Start Classroom - Washington Elementary School - Bessemer
FREE

Explore! Play! Learn! Toddler Playgroup. 

Sponsored by:  Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners, WI FACETS, Family Forum, Iron County Health Department, Great Start Collaborative, Hurley 4K program, & MSU Extension. 

Fun activities for toddlers, snacks, and door prizes!

Free to all children ages 0-3 in Iron County WI or Gogebic County MI. Parent or Guardian must accompany children. 

Time: 10am-11am

Location: Great Start Classroom at Washington Elementary School in Bessemer

Dates & Topics:

April 9th - Lets Get Messy Art

April 30th - ABCs and 123s

May 14th - Exploration for Little Hands

June 11th - Moving & Calming Yoga

July 9th - Rhythm & Rhyme Music Time

August 13th - Lets Get Messy Art

September 10th - Moving and Grooving

October 8th - Exploration for Little Hands

November 12th - Lets Get Messy Art

December 10th - Moving and Grooving

January 14th, 2017 - Exploration for Little Hands

For more information, contact Erin Ross: (906) 663-4045

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Aug 24
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Burger King Story Time
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Aug 24
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Burger King - Ironwood (1410 E Cloverland Dr.)
FREE

The Ironwood Carnegie Library will host a story time at Burger King Restaurant in Ironwood.  Read a story and enjoy a healthy snack and activity, too!

Wednesday, June 29 - 11:00am
Pete the Cat: Go Pete Go!

Wednesday, July 27 - 11:00am
Curious George Joins the Team

Wednesday, August 24 - 11:00am
Bike on Bear! 

Please check the library website and Facebook page for full calendar of events, and for additions and/or changes to story times. 

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Aug 25
Gogebic County Fair
Gogebic-Ontonagon Family Fun Event Calendar
Aug 25 - Aug 28
Gogebic County Fair Grounds - US-2 in Ironwood
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Cuddlebug Story Time
Gogebic-Ontonagon Family Fun Event Calendar
Aug 25
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Ironwood Carnegie Library - 235 E Aurora St. Ironwood, MI 49938
FREE

These events are perfect for babies and toddlers, and are filled with simple stories, movement, rhymes, and songs.  Older brothers and sisters are welcome too!  Held at the Ironwood Carnegie Library with help from Mrs. Brown. 

9:30am - Thursday, June 23
9:30am - Thursday, July 28
9:30am - Thursday, August 25

Please check the library website and Facebook page for full calendar of events, and for additions and/or changes to story times. 

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Aug 26
Gogebic County Fair
Gogebic-Ontonagon Family Fun Event Calendar
Aug 25 - Aug 28
Gogebic County Fair Grounds - US-2 in Ironwood
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Aug 27
Gogebic County Fair
Gogebic-Ontonagon Family Fun Event Calendar
Aug 25 - Aug 28
Gogebic County Fair Grounds - US-2 in Ironwood
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Aug 28
Gogebic County Fair
Gogebic-Ontonagon Family Fun Event Calendar
Aug 25 - Aug 28
Gogebic County Fair Grounds - US-2 in Ironwood
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Child Care Resources

Parents and Child Care Providers:

Please click on the Great Start to Quality image below for information, OR, call 906-228-3362 or 877-614-7328                                           

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Heather Beck, Director
Great Start Collaborative
P.O. Box 218   Bergland, MI  49910
hbeck@goisd.org   
Phone: 906-575-3438 x 103
Fax:      906-575-3373