Great Start Readiness Program

Last Updated: 2/13/2023 1:31 PM

ale Public School District is proud to offer our community a high-quality 4-year old preschool program for eligible children. The Great Start Readiness Program is funded through a Michigan Department of Education grant. Parents are required to complete a detailed registration process. If eligibility is determined your child will be enrolled in the program. Children are welcomed into inviting classrooms by highly-qualified, certified teachers committed to fostering a love for learning and a base for future successful learning experiences.

Students will learn and explore through hands-on activities in an atmosphere where independence is encouraged to build each child’s self-confidence. The goal of the program is to encourage the development of children and prepare them for successful entry into Kindergarten using developmentally appropriate practices in a play-based curriculum.  Enrollment is limited to the children determined to be in most need. Low/extremely low family income is a primary factor in determining eligibility.  For the Fall 2020-2021 year, children must be 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2020.
An application for the 2020-2021 program can be printed below. Please contact (810) 387-3231 ext. 7264 or email if you would like an application mailed to you.

Proof of Income MUST be submitted WITH the application. Proof of Income includes: Last Year's Federal Tax Form, Last Year's W2's, Current DHS Cash Statement, Current SSI Statement or previous 12 months of paycheck stubs. If more than one apply, all documentation must be provided. If no income, you must submit documentation from DHS regarding your situation, or documentation from a shelter or if living with relatives: a letter stating you and your child live with them and are not responsible for any living expenses such as rent, utilities, etc.

If eligible, you will need to provide the following documents before your child can be placed in a program:

ORIGINAL Birth Certificate of child
Immunization Records
2 Proofs of Residency = (utility bills, voters registration, U.S. mail, etc)
Verification Of Income = (Last Year's Federal Tax Form OR Last Year's W2's OR 12 months of paycheck stubs, DHS Cash Documentation if applicable, SSI Documentation if applicable, Child Support Documentation if applicable, and any other income sources


GSRP Documents