Great Start Readiness Program Spaces Available!
The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a FREE preschool program!
Funded by the state of Michigan, this free preschool program is for children who are 4 years of age by September 1 and meet the eligibility requirements.
This program is offered at all six ABC Academy locations.
Please click on the purple link below and complete an interest form to see if your child may qualify for a free preschool experience.
Classes are held Monday through Thursday. Families have the option to register for either an 8:00 to 3:00 or 8:30 to 3:30 session.
The research-based HighScope curriculum is used in this program to prepare children both academically and socially for success in school.
Children will experience American Sign Language, Children’s Yoga, Music and S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) enrichment programs while enrolled in our program.
Each of our GSRP classrooms are equipped with state of the art multi-touch Smart Tables. These tables are designed to encourage collaboration between children and automatically target areas that are in need of focused developmental skills and to save the children’s conversations during play.
Teachers can listen to audio recordings to evaluate how children are developing with a set of assessment tools to aid them in making informed observations on social-emotional development. The activities on the Smart Tables also provide opportunities to develop math, literacy, social studies and science skills.
Completing the online Family Interest form is the first step to apply for the Great Start Readiness Program. The Jackson County Quality Preschool Partnership Form can be completed online by following this link:
What Families Usually Qualify for Free Preschool?
• Children who turn 4 years old by September 1, 2021, are welcome to apply
• Single parent and military families
• Working families
• Children in foster care
• Homeless families
• Families who have a child who receives free or reduced lunch
• Income eligibility is based on family size.
Does your family’s income fall in the chart below?…
Family of 2 = $43,100 or less Family of 3 = $54,300 or less
Family of 4 = $65,500 or less Family of 5 = $76,700 or less
Family of 6 = $87,900 or less Family of 7 = $99,100 or less
Higher income levels may be considered in some circumstances-apply to learn more
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