Great Start Readiness Program

The Great Start Readiness Program is a tuition-free, state grant funded preschool program for at-risk four-year-old students. The program requires children to be age four by September 1.

Our sub recipient GSRP programs are designed to promote the development of the total individual by helping each child to develop skills in the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive areas. This is accomplished by providing a balanced program that includes both teacher-directed and child initiated activities, quiet as well as active experiences, and the recognition that learning occurs in both formal and informal settings, especially through play.

The GSRP program follows the Standards of Quality and Curriculum Guidelines set by the Michigan State Board of Education and licensing requirements of the Department of Human Services.

Additional Information Regarding GSRP Registration, Sites and Programming Information can be found using the links below:

Registration Referral and Information to Enroll Your Child in a Head Start or GSRP Preschool Program (via the COPESD/NEMCSA registration partnership)
COPESD GSRP Guidelines
COPESD GSRP Sliding Tuition Scale and Guidance
COPESD GSRP Enrollment/Eligibility Flow Chart
COPESD Committee Structure
How your Childcare Center can become a GSRP Site
GSRP Site Application
Michigan Department of Education - GSRP Website
Quality Preschool Providers and Before/After School Childcare
2021-2022 COPESD GSRP Sub Recipients and their Star Rating