Great Start Readiness Program

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).  Research shows that children provided with high-quality preschool experiences are better prepared to be successful in Kindergarten and throughout life. The Alpena, Montmorency, Alcona Area Education Service District services GSRPs throughout Alpena, Montmorency, and Alcona counties.  School day GSRP classrooms are located in each district throughout our counties including: Alcona, Alpena, Atlanta, and Hillman.

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 (989) 354-3101 for more information.

GSRP Staff

Shellie Gohl
Director of Instruction
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Danielle Hansen
Early Childhood Specialist
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Enrollment Information

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