The next time to apply for GSRP will be Thursday, Aug. 29 at 1:30-3:00 at Rodgers Elementary. Currently all classes at Masonic, Rodgers and Violet am are full/at capacity. We have a few openings at Violet in the pm class that runs from Monday-Thursday 12:15-3:30. The documents include: child's birth certificate, child's immunization record, parent's 2018 1040 taxes and a proof of residency within Macomb County (this is a utility bill, lease/rental agreement, closing documents, or current tax bill (not a driver's license or social security card).

If you have any questions please contact Kelli Herr at

Philosophy Statement

The Great Start Readiness Preschool (GSRP) recognizes that each child has the right to enter school ready to learn. Families come with many needs, and societal and cultural factors may impact a child's readiness to learn. It is the philosophy of GSRP to provide an early learning environment that:

  • Acknowledges that each child is a whole person whose growth and development occurs in specific, predictable, sequential and continuous stages that can be positively impacted through quality experiences.
  • Encourages and challenges each child to safely explore, create, speculate, experiment, and evaluate.
  • Openly welcomes and enlists parents as vital partners in their children's educational endeavors, to focus learning in the context of the family.

Preschool Program

  • The program is free to children who qualify. The program is funded by a grant from the Michigan State Department of Education.
  • The preschool operates Monday through Thursday.
  • There are full and half day preschool options.
  • Class size is 16 students per session (with one teacher and one para-pro).
  • Age-appropriate pre-kindergarten readiness activities are designed to meet the developmental needs of the whole child.
  • The curriculum is based on the High/Scope Preschool Experiences and includes learning the alphabet and pre-reading skills.
  • The preschool program starts in mid-September and goes through mid-May.

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St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
Tel: (586) 285-8647
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