Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)

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 on GSRP in your county, click here.

Parent Resources

GSRP Requirements, Reports, and Resources

Curriculum Approval Process

During the 2018/19 grant year, the Michigan Department of Education developed and implemented a curriculum review process to consider additional curricula for use in the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP). This fall, publishers of curricula already on the list of those approved for use in the GSRP will be invited to submit for review to remain on the list. The Curriculum Review Committee, which is charged with reviewing, scoring and approving GSRP curricula will begin their work this fall. There will likely be two rounds of review this year. The final list of approved curricula will be posted in early April.

Required Program Resources



Program Evaluation

Program Links

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