Our workgroups, or committees, meet either quarterly or monthly at Oakland Schools and are working through our the goals, objectives, and strategies of our strategic plan. If you are interested in joining a workgroup please contact Christine Hodge.
Our executive committee meets quarterly and includes diverse stakeholders (individuals or representing an organization) from Oakland County who contribute to addressing early childhood outcomes. We are striving to understand what services are needed in our communities, what currently is available and how we can support families in accessing services. This group helped to craft our strategic plan, guides our work through the plan, and is the decision making body of the Great Start Collaborative-Oakland.
This group chaired by Dawn Koger, OS Early Childhood Consultant and is working on the state guideline that every child is reading proficiently by the end of the third grade. We would like to: provide caregivers the knowledge and resources to increase the quality of language and literacy at home, provide early childhood professionals with developmentally appropriate strategies to increase quality language and literacy instruction, and expand and strengthen community partnerships to focus on improving children's language, literacy, and communication skills.
This work group is co-chaired by Jennifer Champagne, Early Childhood Consultant from Oakland Schools. Our work is to create alignment within early childhood stakeholders around the social and emotional needs of children and families. We strive to find, create, and share resources with our partners around social emotional health.