GREAT START READINESS PROGRAM (GSRP)

GSRP is a state-funded, early childhood development program for 4-year-old children in Pontiac and Walled Lake, Michigan. 

GSRP:

  • Uses the High/Scope curriculum, a nationally recognized model of early learning
  • Operates concurrently with the school year (September to May)
  • Preschool runs four days a week (Monday - Thursday), 7 hours/day
  • Childcare available
    Parent participation opportunities
  • Family support services
  • Resource and referral network

SPECIAL SERVICES AVAILABLE TO GSRP FAMILIES

FOR CHILDREN:  Quality preschool classes, field trips, special events, kindergarten readiness, development assessments.

FOR PARENTS:
  Group meetings, parent educational opportunities, parent involvement activities, parent/child groups, father groups.

FOR FAMILIES:
  Family activities, resources and referrals, parent/teacher conferences, home visits, counseling services, support groups.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR GSRP?

THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA ARE:
Child must be 4 years old by December 1 and meet at least two of any of the following:

Family Status:
  • Low income
  • Unemployed parent
  • Teen parent
  • Single parent
  • Divorced parent

Health Concerns:

  • Low birth weight
  • Chronically ill family member
  • Nutrition problems

Education Concerns:
  • High school dropout in family
  • Diagnosed handicap
  • Language delay or immaturity
  • Developmentally immature
  • Non-English speaking
  • Parent/sibling educational difficulties
Family Issues:
  • History of delinquency
  • History of abuse or neglect
  • Substance abuse or addiction
  • Family density
  • Rural or segregated housing
  • Lack of stable support system
  • Destructive or violent temperament

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT GSRP?

For more information about the GSRP program, please call the Family Service Specialist at (248) 858-7766 ext. 1254 or email.