Great Start Readiness Program 

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What is the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)?

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is Michigan's state-funded preschool program for four-year-old children. The program is administered by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).

Why should you consider a high-quality preschool for your child?

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. High-quality GSRP programs prepare children to be successful in Kindergarten and throughout life.

What is our goal?

The goal of the program is to encourage the development of children and prepare them for successful entry into Kindergarten using developmentally appropriate practices. 

What curriculum is used for learning?

The Eaton Regional Education Service Agency uses the Connect4Learning Pre-K Curriculum. This research-based curriculum focuses on math, science, literacy, and social-emotional learning. Children experience high-quality instruction balanced with high-quality play opportunities. Teachers assess children's learning and development using an internet-based child assessment system.           

Who do we serve? 

The Eaton Regional Education Service Agency (ERESA) services Great Start Readiness Programs (GSRP) throughout Eaton County. ERESA serves as the fiscal and administrative agent. School day GSRP classrooms are located in each district throughout the county including: Charlotte, Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge, Maple Valley, and Potterville.  


All children need to be age eligible (4 years old on or before December 1) to qualify. 

Programs maintain a 1:8 ratio as required by the State of Michigan and are run by highly qualified and certified teachers.

Classes meet four full days per week. Times vary by school district. 

It's easy to enroll. Please fill out the free preschool application or call 517.541.8724 for more information.

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