Hillsdale County Great Start
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Hillsdale County Great Start


“These materials were developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education."


What is Great Start Readiness Preschool (GSRP)?

The GSRP is Michigan’s state-funded preschool program for four-year-old children with factors which may place them at risk of educational failure. The program is administered by the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Great Start. Research on preschool programs and specific research on GSRP indicates that children provided with a high-quality preschool experience show significant positive developmental differences when compared to children from the same backgrounds who did not attend a high-quality preschool program.

To strengthen learning at home and strengthen positive child outcomes, programs must provide for active and continuous involvement of *parents in the learning process. Depending on income level, parents may be required to pay tuition, but parents are never charged additional fees for program elements such as transportation or meal service. Through advisory committees, parents assist to evaluate and make recommendations about the program.

How can I find out if my child is eligible for GSRP for 2017-2018?  

The online application process is currently being updated and is anticipated to be able by mid-March 2017.  Should you have questions regarding the application process or preschool options, feel free to contact (517)437-0990 ext. 100.





** Click HERE for a helpful brochure on things to know

before your child enters Preschool!  **






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Updated on: 08 Feb 2017
  Hillsdale County Great Start
3471 Beck Road, Hillsdale, Michigan 49242
  (517) 437-0990 ext. 207   
A partner of the Office of Great Start and ECIC
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