Great Start Readiness Program

What do we do?
GSRP is one of several free preschool programs in Berrien County for 4-year old children. Applications are reviewed for Head Start eligibility first. Each child must qualify for the preschool program based on guidelines that include income verification and documentation of other school success risk factors. Those children who qualify for Head Start may not qualify for the GSRP.

GSRP is supported through funds provided by the State of Michigan while the Head Start preschool program is supported through funds provided by the federal government. The first step for parents wanting free preschool for their child is to complete the preschool eligibility process.

Does your child qualify for GSRP?

GSRP is a preschool program for children who are 4 years old before September 1st. Classrooms are located at different sites across Berrien County. Classrooms can be full-day or half-day sessions, Monday-Thursday. All teachers and assistant teachers have early childhood credentials and training.

The focus of the GSRP is to offer children hands-on experiences, in a variety of learning opportunities, with time to play while exploring their world. Your child will have the opportunity to experience gross motor and fine motor activities, enhance socialization skills through play and language, explore their world and participate in both teacher and child-directed learning experiences. Lunch or snack is provided daily.

We are here for YOU!

  • We provide free preschool programming to families that qualify.
  • Half-day and Full day programming is available.
  • Offer support in locating additional preschool programming if families don’t qualify.
  • Offer hands-on classroom experiences.
  • Variety of classroom learning opportunities.
  • Experiences such as gross and fine motor activities.
  • Exploration of socialization skills through play and language.

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Contact Information

Tia Miller
Supervisor of Preschool Services
Tel: 269-471-7725, ext. 3355
Fax: 269-473-1113
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