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 ECEC plans to offer the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) for the 2023-2024 school year. The GSRP Program is a state-funded, preschool program for qualifying 4-year-olds. (Children that are 4 years old by September 1st, 2023 will receive priority - children that are 4 years old by December 1st, 2023 may be enrolled after September 2nd if there are remaining spots available to those that qualify.)
Please review and complete the GSRP Interest Form and necessary paperwork below. This paperwork can be turned into the ECEC Office. Once you have completed all of the necessary paperwork below, please contact the front desk at 313-593-5424 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a GSRP intake interview. Intake interviews are part of the application process and do not guarantee admission to the program.
Program enrollment is dependent upon Michigan Department of Education funding. Application are available below for the 2023-2024 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 2023-2024 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.
Early Childhood Education Center
Dearborn, MI 48124
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