Head Start• Free preschool program funded by thefederal government• Children of all abilities can participatein the program• Programs for three and four year oldchildren• Teachers are certified inEarly Childhood Education• 2 Teachers to every 16 students• Research based curriculum includinghealth, safety, literacy and socialdevelopment• Offers a full-day program• Childcare to extend the day isavailable• Limited transportation is available• Meals and snacks are provided in allprograms• Parent involvement is encouraged andsupported through classroomvolunteering, parent meetings andactivities.
GSRP OFFERS* Certified Teacher
- Field Trips
- Kindergarten Readiness
- Parent Workshops
- Teacher Conferences
- Home visits
Why should you consider preschoolfor your child?Attending a high-quality early childhoodprogram prepares children to be successful inkindergarten and beyond. Experts agreechildren who have quality early learningexperiences are better prepared to besuccessful in school and throughout life.Preschool is the essential first step in yourchild's lifelong education.Jackson County's tuition free preschoolopportunities, Head Start and the Great StartReadiness Program (GSRP), both use researchcurriculum to prepare children both academicallyand socially for success in school. Support isalso provided for parents and caregivers as well-as access to community programs andservices that support family lifeand child development.
Great Start Readiness ProgramGSRP is a free preschool program for eligible families.Our goal is to meet the physical, intellectual,emotional and social needs of the childrenthrough various classroom activities andexperiences.GSRP operates full-day Monday throughThursday and follows the Springport SchoolDistrict Calendar.Your child will be taught by a certifiedTeacher in Early Childhood Education, whowill help prepare your child for kindergartenin the Springport School District.For More information, please call(517)857-3465 ext. 214
Great Start Readiness Program(GSRP)• Free preschool program funded by theState of Michigan• Children of all abilities can participatein the program• The Teacher is certified in EarlyChildhood Education• 1 Teacher and 1 Assistant Teacher forevery 16 students• Research based curriculumincluding literacy, math,science and social development• Offers a full-day program Mondaythrough Thursday• Childcare to extend the day isavailable• Transportation is available• Meals and snacks are available• Parent involvement is encouraged andsupported through classroomvolunteering, parent workshops andactivities
- Must reside in Springport District
- Child must be 4 years old by Oct. 1
- Child must meet eligibility criteria
- Child must be current on immunizations
- Must be able to provide birth certificate