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Strong Beginnings

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Strong Beginnings is a free preschool program for three-year-old children. Strong Beginnings is also a research project to study if two years of high-quality preschool helps some children be more successful in kindergarten.  As part of the program, a family liaison is available to help both students and family members reach their goals.

This is a pilot project and spots are limited:

  • Children must have turned three by September 1 and they may be able to enter "early" if they turned three by December 1.
  • Families must meet income requirements.

You must submit an application. Only those with the greatest need are admitted. It is not a first come, first served program.


Contact Rachel Wade
Supervisor of Preschool Services

269-471-7725 ext. 3808


2024/25 Strong Beginnings Application