The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a tuition-free, state grant funded preschool program for qualifying four year-old children. The program requires children to be age four by October 1. Kent Intermediate School District provides oversight for GSRP classrooms in 18 school districts. These school districts include:  

 Byron Center  Kenowa Hills
 Caledonia Kent City
 Cedar Springs  Kentwood
 Comstock Park  Lowell
 Forest Hills  Northview
 Godfrey Lee  Rockford
 Godwin Heights Sparta
 Grandville  Thornapple Kellogg
 Kelloggsville  Wyoming

The Great Start Readiness Preschool Program is designed to promote the development of the whole child. This is accomplished by providing a program that includes; both teacher-directed and child- initiated activities, quiet as well as active experiences, learning through play and exploration in both formal and informal settings, and a curriculum that emphasizes physical, social emotional, and cognitive development..

The Great Start Readiness Program uses;  the Michigan Early Learning Standards, The Creative Curriculum and the Department of Human Services licensing requirements.