Pre-K/Early Childhood Education

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Great Start Readiness Program Now Registering, with logo and picture of childrenGSRP ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR 2024-2025 School Year

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a tuition-FREE Preschool that prepares children for kindergarten. Eligible students are children living in Monroe County who attain age 4 by September 1st of the current school year.*

This high-quality preschool program explores the content areas of literacy, math, science, and social studies through active learning experiences. Children develop language and problem solving skills through peer interactions and play. The curriculum is aligned with the Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Pre-kindergarten.

The Great Start Readiness Program is funded by a grant from the Michigan Department of Education. The State has identified factors that may affect your child’s education at any time in his/her kindergarten through 12th grade school career.

Bedford Public Schools offers GSRP at Smith Road Elementary school.

  • 3 Full day classrooms (Monday-Thursday)
  • Breakfast & lunch provided for all classes
  • Family activities throughout the year

Children with any of the following factors will be considered for the program:
• Your child has a developmental delay.
• Your child has challenging behavior.
• Your family’s primary language is not English.
• You do not have a high school diploma or GED.
• Your child has experienced abuse/neglect or there is domestic violence in the home
• Environmental risk factor(s) are present in the home.
• Your family meets the income guidelines, effective July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023, as listed below:


 Household size  Annual Income  Monthly Income  Weekly Income
 1  $33,975 $2,832  $654
 2  $45,775  $3,815 $881
 3  $57,575  $4,798  $1,108
 4  $69,375  $5,782  $1,335
 5  $81,175  $6,765  $1,562
 6  $92,975  $7,748  $1,788
 7  $104,775  $8,732  $2,015
 8  $116,575  $9,715  $2,424
 For each additional
 family member add:
 $11,800  $984  $227

*SB 133 allows children turning 4 between Sept. 2, 2023 – Dec. 1, 2023 to submit a waiver application. Space is limited based on availability and location. Enrollment may be considered after Sept. 1, 2023.

For more details, contact THE MCISD EARLY CHILDHOOD 734-342-8780 or [email protected]

View the Monroe County ISD’s Great Start Readiness Program 2022 Registration Flyer

Great Start Readiness Program Application

The following information will need to be submitted:

Proof of Income:
-- W-2s OR
-- Income Tax Return OR
-- 4 weeks of pay stubs
Child's Birth Certificate
Proof of Residency (drivers license AND current utility bill, AND mortgage/rent/lease, etc.)
Immunization Record (if available)
Guardianship/Foster Care documentation if applicable

GSRP: 4 yrs. by Sept. 1st of the current school year
Head Start: 3 yrs. by Sept. 1st of the current school year 

For more information, contact:
GSRP: Courtney Last at 734-342-8690
Head Start: Stephanie Carlton at 734-342-8715 


Head Start PreSchool (3 years old by Sept. 1st)
Early Head Start Home Visiting (prenatal mothers to 3 years)

For more information on HS/EHS, please contact Kristin Shappee (734-342-8715)


For more information and Pre-Application for Countywide Early Childhood Programs, please call 734-242-5799, extension 1616.

Great Start Collaborative Monroe County logo with starGREAT START COLLABORATIVE

The purpose of the Monroe County Great Start is to assure a coordinated system of community resources and supports to assist all Monroe County families in providing a great start for their children from birth through age five.

We are sharing information on several of their initiatives here:  

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