Great Start Readiness Program


The Great Start Readiness Program  (GSRP) is a FREE preschool program for children that are 4 years old.   There are many GSRP classroom sites in the Ingham Intermediate School District, with highly qualified teachers offering curriculums that are proven to help prepare children for kindergarten.   Full day and half day programs are available.

Children who attend a high quality program in the year or two before kindergarten are better prepared for school academically, socially and emotionally.

Ingham has a collaboration of school districts and community-based providers who offer state (GSRP) and federally (Head Start) funded preschool services, along with tuition based options.

All the partner agencies listed below are committed to supporting families and ensuring that every preschool child enters kindergarten ready to succeed. These programs offer a quality educational preschool experience.

One or more of these circumstances may qualify your child for tuition free preschool:

  • Family Income

  • Disability or Developmental Delay

  • Challenging Behavior

  • English as a Second Language

  • Parent/Guardian low educational attainment

  • Abuse/Neglect of child or Parent

  • Environmental risk(s) including:

    • Single parent home

    • Sibling issues

    • Teen parent

    • Homeless or without stable housing

    • Child exposure to toxic substances

For more questions or information contact:

Wendy Boyce at 517.244.1246 or



CACS Head Start
Dansville Preschool and Child Development Center
East Lansing Public Schools
Holt Public Schools 
KidTime Child Development Centers 
Lansing School District
Lansing Community College – Early LCC
Leslie Public Schools
Liz's Breadcrumbs Daycare Center
Mason Public Schools 
Mid-Michigan Leadership Academy 
Okemos Public Schools 
Oak Park YMCA 
Stockbridge Community Schools 
Waverly School District 
Webberville Community Schools 
Williamston Community Schools



GSRP classrooms are offered in high quality settings as defined by the Great Start to Quality.  To learn more about why high quality matters and how the Great Start to Quality defines high quality programming visit

To view Ingham Intermediate School District GSRP program ratings click on the link below:

Ingham ISD Quality Star Ratings



Great Start Collaborative

For more information on activities, events and programs for young children please visit 

GSRP Advisory Council

GSRP Advisory Council Minutes