It is time to apply for GSRP for 2020-2021 school year. We will be accepting applications on Friday, April 17th from 10-11:00am at Rodgers Elementary. Please come into the school to fill out the application forms. We have full day classes at Masonic, Rodgers and Violet. We also have a part day option at Violet. The documents required to apply include: child's birth certificate, child's immunization record, parent's 2019 1040 taxes and a proof of residency within Macomb County (this is a utility bill, lease/rental agreement, closing documents, or current tax bill (not a driver's license or social security card). 

We are able to accept the W-2 until April 17, 2020. After April 17 we will require the W-2 to be replaced with the 2019 taxes (1040). 

If you have any questions please contact Kelli Herr at

Philosophy Statement

The Great Start Readiness Preschool (GSRP) recognizes that each child has the right to enter school ready to learn. Families come with many needs, and societal and cultural factors may impact a child's readiness to learn. It is the philosophy of GSRP to provide an early learning environment that:

  • Acknowledges that each child is a whole person whose growth and development occurs in specific, predictable, sequential and continuous stages that can be positively impacted through quality experiences.
  • Encourages and challenges each child to safely explore, create, speculate, experiment, and evaluate.
  • Openly welcomes and enlists parents as vital partners in their children's educational endeavors, to focus learning in the context of the family.

Preschool Program

  • The program is free to children who qualify. The program is funded by a grant from the Michigan State Department of Education.
  • The preschool operates Monday through Thursday.
  • There are full and half day preschool options.
  • Class size is 16 students per session (with one teacher and one para-pro).
  • Age-appropriate pre-kindergarten readiness activities are designed to meet the developmental needs of the whole child.
  • The curriculum is based on the High/Scope Preschool Experiences and includes learning the alphabet and pre-reading skills.
  • The preschool program starts in mid-September and goes through mid-May.

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21601 L'Anse Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
Tel: (586) 285-8647
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