4-year-old preschool fall sign up begins

March 11, 2024

4-year-old preschool fall sign up begins

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Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) 4-year-old preschool programs in Mason and Oceana counties are now accepting applications for the fall. The programs are at Hart Public Schools (Diman-Wolf Early Childhood Center), Pentwater Public Schools, Shelby Public Schools (Oceana County Early Learning Center, Shelby Early Childhood Center), Walkerville Public Schools, Mason County Central Public Schools, Ludington Area Public Schools, Mason County Eastern Public Schools and Oaktree Academy in Hamlin Township, Mason County.

The GSRP program is expanding to serve most children in Oceana and Mason counties. Families with children who turn 4-years-old by Dec. 1, 2024, are encouraged to contact their local school districts for fall enrollment.

GSRP classes offer a full-day schedule Monday through Thursday with some locations now offering five-day-a-week programming. Most locations offer transportation. All GSRP programs exceed state requirements for safety and quality and are ranked #1 nationally.

The GSRP program helps children develop through high-quality interactions and active

play-based learning with other children. Program directors at each location are available to answer questions and are ready to welcome children into the programs. To apply to the GSRP program, contact Jeni Schafer at 231-898-1545 or go to mifreepreschool.org  to find your district information.


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