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Early Childhood

MSDS Early Childhood Collection

Early 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 plans to use the Great Start Readiness 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 Great Start Readiness Program, GSRP/Head Start Blend, Sec. 32p Early Childhood Block Grant, or Section 32p(4) Home Visitation programs. 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 complete and accurate reporting.

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.

See the CEPI Calendar Page for our master calendar of deadlines and collection dates.