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Welcome to Oakland County's Great Start System!

The Great Start Collaborative-Oakland (GSC-O) is committed to ensuring that all of Oakland County's youngest citizens and their families have access to services.


To find out more about us, call toll free 855.876.4646 or click on the "about us" tab.

2015 Parent Conference in Oak Park


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Great Start Readiness Program

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Oakland County's Children's Champion

Congratulations to our Strategic Planning Review Team, our Summer 2014 Children's Champion! Click here to read more.




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ECIC Logo is the best tool for families in Michigan looking for child care or preschool. Every licensed and registered program and provider, including Head Start and Great Start Readiness Programs, is listed in an easy-to-use search engine. Families can search by Zip code, hours of operation or something even more specific. For example, if a child has a food allergy or special need, families can search using those that detail to find a program that meets their needs. The only place families can see the Great Start to Quality star rating is on The star ratings show how programs and providers scored on a quality rating scale. This rating scale was designed by experts and parents to help families find the highest quality setting to support their child for success in school and life. is free and accessible 24/7. Other resources available at include a Child Care Checklist in the Parent Toolkit that is easily printed or viewed on any device, and licensing reports that show inspections, violations and corrections.

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