Wondering if your child is eligible?
Contact the Kent County Preschool Intake Hotline
or begin the process online:
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
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