GSRP-Great Start Readiness Program

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The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is Michigan's state-funded preschool program for four-year-old children with factors which may place them at risk of educational failure. The program is administered by the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Great Start. Funding is allocated to each intermediate school district (ISD) to administer the program locally.

Research tells us that children provided with a high-quality preschool experience show significant positive growth in their development and readiness for kindergarten when compared to children from the same backgrounds who did not attend a high-quality preschool program.

For more information or to see if you qualify for a program in the area, contact:

Tara Weaver, Early Childhood Consultant 

Delta-Schoolcraft ISD
(906) 786-9300 ext 109, 

email: [email protected]

If you are a center-based preschool interested in providing GSRP services to young children and families of Delta or Schoolcraft County, start by examining the Path to Quality Pre-K and the GSRP-Ready Checklist below to compare your program strengths with GSRP requirements.

GSRP Requirements

2020-2021 GSRP Partners 

Bark River Harris Readiness Program / Contact: (906)466-5321

Big Bay de Noc Readiness Program / Contact: (906)252-4500 ext. 3147

Emerald Elementary Readiness Preschool (Manistique) / Contact: (906)341-4300

Menominee Delta Schoolcraft Community Action Agency (MDSCAA) Early Childhood Program / Contact: (906)786-7080

Mid Peninsula Readiness Preschool / Contact: (906)359-4387

The Country Schoolhouse Danforth / Contact: (906)233-9399

The Country Schoolhouse Escanaba / Contact: (906)789-9353

The Country Schoolhouse Gladstone / Contact: (906)428-3989

Small Wonders Preschool (at the Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District, DSISD) / Contact: (906)786-9300 ext. 311

Follow the link for Great Start to Quality should you wish to look up the specifics on a program’s STAR Rating or to find other quality preschool or childcare options in the area.

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