Great Start Readiness Program Grant (GSRP)
The UM-Dearborn Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) has been awarded the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) grant from the Michigan Department of Education.
The program was designed to provide high-quality preschool to children and families who meet eligibility requirements.
In order to qualify, children must be four years of age by December 1st of the enrollment year, and meet financial and/or other qualifying factors. Additional requirements can be found at the Great Start Readiness Program Website.
Program enrollment is dependent upon Michigan Department of Education funding. Application are available below for the 2022-2023 school year. Acceptance will start mid to end of July, pending governor approval and following the Wayne County GSRP guidelines.
Please note that incomplete applications will NOT be accepted, and an intake appointment will be required to reschedule once all documentation is gathered.
Once the 2022-2023 Grant is approved through the Governor of Michigan, the application registration will begin based on GSRP regulations.
Additional Required Documents:
- Documentation of Income
- Parent Identification
- Copy of Birth Certificate or Alternative Proof of Birth
- Proof of Immunizations/Shot Record
Enrollment of children in the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) begins annually after the governor signs the state aid bill authorizing the grant. Programs recruit eligible children and have families complete the application process. Once authorization is received from MDE and/or the governor's office, families may be notified. Under no circumstances will children be enrolled prior to the governor signing the bill.
Should the governor sign early (April, May, June) no child will be enrolled prior to July 1 in that calendar year. This allows a more fair and equitable opportunity for families with the greatest need to be prioritized.
Programs will use a waitlist to track children as they are enrolled. To ensure that the neediest of families are served quintiles will be used to determine eligibility.