• MSDS Early Childhood CollectionEarly Childhood Collections are used to report specific programs in which early childhood students are participating. Data submitted in the Fall Early Childhood Collection are used with other MSDS data to report fall preschool student headcounts. The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) plans to use the Great Start Readiness (GSRP) data reported in the spring collection. Data collected in the early childhood collections are also reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

    In each early childhood collection you should report any child who received program services during the reporting period. We encourage you to report all children, but you are only required to report children participating in the GSRP, GSRP/Head Start Blended Program and the Early Childhood Block Grant (ECBG) program. Do not report Early On® students in this collection.

    Michigan law states that ISDs are the fiscal agents for the GSRP programs. ISDs are responsible for ensuring these data are reported in MSDS. These programs must work with their ISD to ensure compete and accurate reporting.

    Upcoming Dates

    Early Childhood EOP 2015 Reporting Period February 12 - August 14, 2015
    Early Childhood EOP 2015 Collection Opens March 18, 2015
    Early Childhood EOP 2015 Certification Deadline August 19, 2015
    Early Childhood Fall 2015 Reporting Period Beginning of program year through October 31, 2015
    Early Childhood Fall 2015 Collection Opens Mid-September 2015
    Early Childhood Fall 2015 Certification Deadline November 18, 2015
    Early Childhood Spring 2016 Reporting Period November 1, 2015 - February 10, 2016
    Early Childhood Spring 2016 Collection Opens November 25, 2015
    Early Childhood Spring 2016 Certification Deadline February 17, 2016
    Early Childhood EOP 2016 Reporting Period February 11 - August 10, 2016
    Early Childhood EOP 2016 Collection Opens March 16, 2016
    Early Childhood EOP 2016 Certification Deadline August 17, 2016

    Data may be reported for any child who received services at any time during the reporting period for one of the early childhood programs listed in the collection. Each reporting period must be certified on or before its certification date.

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