Great Start Readiness Preschool
The Great Start Readiness Program is a tuition-free, state grant funded preschool program for at-risk four-year-old students.  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


Our program is designed to promote the development of the total individual by helping each child to develop skills in the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive areas.  This is accomplished by providing a balanced program that includes both teacher-directed and child initiated activities, quiet as well as active experiences, and the recognition that learning occurs in both formal and informal settings, especially through play. 

The GSRP program follows the Standards of Quality and Curriculum Guidelines set by the Michigan State Board of Education and licensing requirements of the Department of Human