The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is Michigan's state-funded preschool program for four-year-old children with factors which may place them at risk of educational failure. The program is administered by the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Great Start. Funding is allocated to each intermediate school district to administer the program locally.
Research on preschool programs and specific research on GSRP indicates that children provided with a high-quality preschool experience show significant positive developmental differences when compared to children from the same backgrounds who did not attend a high-quality preschool program.
Parents, for more information and to find a program in your area, visit the Great Start to Quality website.
Providers, please see below for specific information about GSRP requirements and reports.
- 2014 GSRP Guidance
- GSRP Logos 1/17/13
- Early Childhood Standards of Quality
- Preschool Program Quality Assessment (PQA)
- Implementation Manual - 8/31/2015
- GSRP MEGS+ Instructions
- 2015 GSRP Implementation Plan - 10/8/2014
- 2015 Migrant/Summer GSRP
- 2016 CNAA - 1/28/2015
- 2014 GSRP Application
- MEGS Security Authorization Form
- Michigan Education Information System (MEIS) Login
- Michigan's Great Start Readiness Program: New Evidence of Impact
- Great Start Readiness Program Evaluation by HighScope Confirms Positive Student Impact
- Child Risk Factor Reports
- PQA & Staff Characteristics Reports
- Longitudinal Evaluation-High Scope
- Social-Emotional Health & School Readiness 2/19/09
- Transition to Kindergarten Parent Guides
- Link to MDE Parents & Family Webpage
- Technical Assistance
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- Online HighScope Public Forums