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Head Start
  • Free preschool program funded by the federal government
  • Children of all abilities can participate in the program
  • Programs for three and four year old children
  • Teachers are certified in Early Childhood Education
  • 2 Teachers to every 16 students
  • Research based curriculum including health, safety, literacy and social
  • development
  • Offers a full-day program
  • Childcare to extend the day is available
  • Limited transportation is available
  • Meals and snacks are provided in all programs
  • Parent involvement is encouraged and supported through classroom volunteering, parent meetings and activities.

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GSRP OFFERS

Certified Teacher

  • Snacks
  • Field Trips
  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Parent Workshops
  • Teacher Conferences
  • Home visits


Why should you consider preschool for your child?

Attending a high-quality early childhood program prepares children to be successful in kindergarten and beyond. Experts agree children who have quality early learning experiences are better prepared to be successful in school and throughout life. Preschool is the essential first step in your child's lifelong education.

Jackson County's tuition free preschool opportunities, Head Start and the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP), both use research curriculum to prepare children both academically and socially for success in school. Support is also provided for parents and caregivers as well as access to community programs and services that support family life and child development.



Great Start Readiness Program

GSRP is a free preschool program for eligible families.

Our goal is to meet the physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs of the children through various classroom activities and experiences.

GSRP operates full-day Monday through Thursday and follows the Springport School District Calendar.

Your child will be taught by a certified Teacher in Early Childhood Education, who will help prepare your child for kindergarten in the Springport School District.

For More information, please call
(517)857-3465 ext. 214

Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)
  • Free preschool program funded by the State of Michigan
  • Children of all abilities can participate in the program
  • The Teacher is certified in Early Childhood Education
  • 1 Teacher and 1 Assistant Teacher for every 16 students
  • Research based curriculum including literacy, math, science and social development
  • Offers a full-day program Monday through Thursday
  • Childcare to extend the day is available
  • Transportation is available
  • Meals and snacks are available.
  • Parent involvement is encouraged and supported through classroom volunteering, parent workshops and activities

GSRP Requirements:
  • 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