Great Start Readiness Program
3950 Catherine Street
Jackson, MI 49203
Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Formerly the Michigan School Readiness Program, the Great Start Readiness Program is a free preschool for eligible families that meet "at risk" criteria as set forth by the Michigan Department of Education.
Our goal is to meet the physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs of the children through various classroom activities and experiences.
Classes are available in both the morning and afternoon and run Monday through Thursday. Your child will be taught by certified staff who will help prepare your child for kindergarten in the Western School District.
Class size is limited - call today! 517-841-8700
Please complete the online eligibility form as the first step to apply for the G.S.R. Program. The Jackson County Quality Preschool Partnership Form can be completed online using the following link: www.greatstartjackson.org/preschoolpartnership . The form is on the main page of this website - make sure to scroll down slightly from the top of the page.
The following forms must be filled out and turned into the Woodville Community Center for your child's application to the program to be considered:
Click here for a GSRP Application
Click here for a GSRP Family Information Form
Click here for a GSRP Consent Form
GSRP can offer your child
- A certified teacher
- Field Trips
- Kindergarten readiness skills
- Parent Workshops
- Parent-teacher conferences
- Home Visits
Requirements for Free Preschool
- Child must be 4 years old by November 1st.
- Child must meet at least two "at risk" criteria determined by the State of Michigan.
- Child must be current with immunizations.
- Parent/guardian must be able to provide birth certificate.