About The Grant

About The Grant

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 to administer the program locally.

Kids in classResearch on preschool programs and specific research on GSRP indicates that children provided with a high-quality preschool experience show significant positive developmental differences when compared to children from the same backgrounds who did not attend a high-quality preschool program.

One or more of these circumstances may qualify your child for tuition free preschool:

  • Family Income

  • Disability or Developmental Delay

  • Challenging Behavior

  • English as a Second Language

  • Parent/Guardian low educational attainment

  • Abuse/Neglect of child or Parent

  • Environmental risk(s) including:

    • Single parent home

    • Sibling issues

    • Teen parent

    • Homeless or without stable housing

    • Child exposure to toxic substances


GSRP classrooms are offered in high quality settings as defined by the Great Start to Quality. To learn more about why high quality matters and how the Great Start to Quality defines high quality programming, visit their website.  https://www.greatstarttoquality.org/families

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