Great Start Readiness Program
The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a preschool program for four year olds whose families have situations which might interfere with the child’s success at school. Some examples are: loss of parent through death or divorce; family unemployment; chronic illness of parent or child; family history of learning problems; etc.
The funding comes from the Michigan Department of Education through a competitive grant. Morning and afternoon sessions are held at Bussey Monday through Thursday. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from this program.
The High/Scope curriculum which is used in this program includes the Child Observation Record (COR) for assessment. A strong literacy component emphasizes letter identification, story re-telling, rhyming words, and letter sounds. The program also encourages children to make choices and follow through.
For more information on enrollment, please call the Bussey office at 248-746-7350.