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 faliure.  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
Interactive Intermediate School District GSRP Map
Click on a county to locate the Intermediate School District
Social-Emotional Health & School Readiness
Transition to Kindergarten Parent Guides
What is the Read by Grade Three law?
Link to MDE Parents & Family Webpage
Healthier Child Care Environment Toolkit

GSRP Requirements, Reports, and Resources

Curriculum Approval Process
Memo from Scott Koenigsknecht, Deputy Superintendent, P-20 System and Student Transitions
Report on Enhancements to the Process based on Stakeholder Feedback
Curriculum Approval Process Overview 
(Updated 10/08/2018)

Curriculum Model Evaluation Criteria
Rubric for Curriculum Model Evaluation
Intent to Submit
Application Checklist for Submission of Preschool Curriculum

Required Program Resources
Early Childhood Standards of Quality
Implementation Manual

History of Funding
Allocations - Multi-Year

GSRP MEGS+ Instructions
MEGS+ Security Authorization Instructions
Michigan Education Information System (MEIS) Instructions

Program Evaluation
Michigan's Great Start Readiness Program Supports Dual Language Learners
Michigan's Great Start Readiness Program: Replicating Evidence of Impact in Rural Michigan
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

Program Links
Essential Practices in Early Literacy
GSRP Main Contacts
Early Childhood Specialist Webinars
Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children (MiAEYC)
Great Start to Quality
MI Head Start Association - Grantees & Delegates
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

About Our Office
GSRP Contact Information
GSRP Consultant Assignments by ISD
GSRP Consultant Assigment Map
Map to Michigan Department of Education - Hannah Building, Lansing