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