Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)

The Great Start Readiness Program (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.  Funding is allocated to each intermediate school district to administer the program locally.

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.

CAAM Logo- Stacked FY23Community Action Alger Marquette (CAAM)
1125 Commerce Drive Marquette, MI 49855


Community Action oversees 5 Great Start Readiness Program classrooms:

  • Brookton Early Childhood Center- 275 Lost Creek Drive, Marquette
  • Dolores Wright Early Childhood Center- 1910 Werner Street, Marquette
  • Phelps Early Childhood Center (2 Classrooms)- 700 E North Street, Ishpeming
  • KI Sawyer Elementary School- 411 Scorpion, Gwinn  

*Updated December 2023 for the 2023-2024 School Year

Birchview Elementary GSRP LogoBirchview Elementary
663 Poplar Street Ishpeming, MI 49849


Kids -R- Us Child Development Center Logo FY24

Kids -R-Us Child Development Center
 120 Voodoo Avenue, Gwinn, MI  49841
It is our philosophy here at Kids –R– Us Child Development Center, that each child should be treated as a unique individual with different interests, experiences, abilities, and needs. We believe that all children learn through a play based  active exploration of their environment and that the richer the environment, the more opportunities there are for children to observe, to be active, to make choices, and to experiment.

Munising LogoWilliam G. Mather Preschool
411 Elm Avenue, Munising, MI 49862


William G. Mather Preschool is a licensed child care center in Munising, MI.  We are a Great Start Readiness Program Preschool, which means we are guided and run using State of Michigan guidelines. At William G. Mather Preschool, we enroll children ages 3.5-5. We are a medium-sized center open from 8:00am to 3pm four days a week. We believe that students learn best through play and exploration of things they are interested in. Therefore, we have many opportunities for play planned through out the day. Our small and large groups also expand on their interest and offer ways for them to discover. We combine a majority of our day with Early Childhood Special Education Preschool students as well, as they develop relationships, empathy, and communication together. Overall, students will experience school as a positive, safe place to learn and grow. While in preschool, students will have an opportunity to explore different parts of the school to prepare them for future success at Mather Elementary. Students will develop an appreciation and love for school resulting in positive attitudes toward future academic endeavors.

Superior Central Cougar LogoSuperior Central Schools
E28 State Road M-94, Eben Junction, MI 49825


Superior Central's GSRP is located within the Superior Central Elementary School.  As a GSRP Preschool we are focused on the education of students through play and exploration.  At Superior Central we are committed to excellence in teaching and learning for all students.  We believe that it is our school's purpose and responsibility to educate all students while fostering positive growth in social/emotional behaviors and attitudes.  Our preschool students have the opportunity to be a part of our elementary school day, preparing them for a bright future as a Superior Central Cougar!


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  • Are you interested in finding out Preschool options for child (ages 3-5)?
  • Do you want to see if you qualify or enroll for Great Start Readiness Program or Head Start?

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These materials were developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).

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Lyndsay Carey

Director of Early Childhood Education
Phone: 906-226-5136
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Whitney Schampers

Early Childhood Specialist
Phone: 906.226.5148