GSRP - Free Preschool

Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)

Wyandotte Public Schools is proud to partner with the State of Michigan to provide a free 4 year-old preschool program for qualifying students. The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP Program) provides students with a high-quality preschool experience focused on the development of Social/Emotional, Literacy, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Creative Development & Physical Development on a daily basis. 

Both Wyandotte residents and out-of-district families are eligible to apply.

Age Requirement for 2024-2025 School Year:

Your child may be eligible to participate in the GSRP (free) Preschool Program if your child will be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2024.  Children who turn 4 years old after September 1, 2024 but before December 1, 2024 will be placed on our waitlist until after September 1, 2024. For this program, age requirements are set by the Michigan Department of Education.

Program Options:

Full Day Classrooms         Monday-Thursday             8:15AM-3:15PM or 8:30AM-3:30PM

How Do I Know If My Child Qualifies?

During the application process, the Program Director will sit down with you and determine if your child is eligible for the GSRP Preschool. Your child may qualify for our free preschool program based on the following criteria:

  • Low Income
  • Additional Eligibility Factors:
    • Does your child have a diagnosed disability?
    • Does your child have an identified developmental delay?
    • Does your child have severe or challenging behaviors?
    • Is a language other than English spoken in your home?
    • Did one of your child's parents receive their GED or not graduate from High School?
    • Is your child (or a parent) a victim of abuse or neglect?
    • Does your family have unstable housing?
    • Did one of your child's parents have their first child before the age of 20? 
    • Do you live in a "high risk" neighborhood?

2024-2025 Application Process:  Wyandotte residents may come to the Early Childhood Center to pick up an enrollment packet starting Monday March 11, 2024 and out of district families may pick up starting Monday, April 1, 2024. You must schedule an appointment to return the required documentation and complete the GSRP application process.  

For more information about GSRP, or to find resources for your family, please visit the Great Start Collaborative website at

For more information on this program, please calll our office at 734.759.5700 OR email Mrs. Lisa Herrera, Administrative Assistant at

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