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Preschool Information



The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is Michigan's state-funded preschool program for four-year-old children. GSRP programs use the HighScope curriculum.

HighScope’s goals for young children:

  • To learn through active involvement with people, materials, events, and ideas.
  • To become independent, responsible, and confident – ready for school and ready for life.
  • To learn to plan many of their own activities, carry them out, and talk with other children and their teachers about what they have done and what they have learned.
  • To learn to express their feelings and get along with others in rewarding relationships.
  • To gain knowledge and skills in important content areas including approaches to learning; social and emotional development; physical development and health; language, literacy, and communication; mathematics; creative arts; science and technology; and social studies.

Parent Notifications


Home to School Connections

Preschool 101


Understanding preschool development.

Preschool Growth & Development


Ages & Stages of child behavior. 

Learning Activities for Preschoolers


Meaningful Math


 Hands-on experiences and activities are the best ways for your child to learn math. Math learning is the most meaningful for your child when she is allowed to explore, solve problems, and explain her thinking.  

Living Literacy


 Young children learn through active, playful and self-initiated activities. Your home can provide activities for language and literacy learning.  

Simply Science


  As young children explore their environment, they begin to notice relationships that are the foundations for science. Their curiosity pulls them into experiences with the natural world and makes them explore how things work. 

Social Studies


 Social studies helps students understand their heritage and acquire the skills and sensitivities basic to participation as citizens in our country. 

Countdown to Kindergarten


 In just a few months, your baby will be off to school! Ensure a seamless transition with our parent-tested resources. 

Transition to Kindergarten


 The resource is a culmination of many offices within MDE working together to develop Parent Guides, a series of tip sheets which highlight a variety of questions parents may have when their children are entering kindergarten. 

Family Play Plans


 Busy families often find it hard to set aside time for play, especially with the distraction of screens and technology. 

TRUCE offers some seasonal, screen-free ideas, using everyday items, to inspire your whole family - whatever their ages - to play together. 

GSRP Locations

Homer School District

Preschool Hours:

Monday - Thursday

8:00 - 3:00

Lillian Fletcher Elementary

403 South Hillsdale Street

Homer, MI 49245

Leslie Coleman, GSRP Teacher 1

(517) 724-9356

Britaini Scheenks, GSRP Teacher 2

 (517) 724-9349 

Harper Creek School District

Preschool Hours:

Monday - Thursday

8:30 - 3:30

Beadle Lake Elementary

7454 B Drive North

Battle Creek, MI 49014

Jen McManus, GSRP Teacher 1

(269) 441-2350

Aimee Grandy-Maugherman, 

GSRP Teacher 2

(269) 441-3285

Pennfield School District

Preschool Hours: 

Monday - Thursday

8:30 - 3:40

N. Penn Elementary

7422 Poorman Road

Battle Creek, MI 49017

Hannah Anderson, GSRP Teacher

(269) 441-2578


Union City School District

 Preschool Hours: 

Monday - Thursday

Community Unlimited Building

7:25 - 2:25

221 Ellen Street

Union City, MI 49094

Ali Baklund, GSRP Teacher

(517) 741-4656

Union City Elementary 

7:45 - 2:45

601 Walnut Lane

Union City, MI 49094

Lue Kelly, GSRP Teacher

(517) 741-5798

Lakeview School District

Preschool Hours:  

Monday 8:25 - 2:55




15 Arbor Street 

Battle Creek, MI 49015

Elexa Ferrera, GSRP Teacher

(269) 565-2458

Sandra Miller, GSRP Teacher

(269) 565-2459

Minges Brook Elementary

435 Lincoln Hill Drive  

Battle Creek, MI 49015

Jessica Sager, GSRP Teacher 

(269) 565-4543

Westlake Elementary

1184 S. 24th Street

Battle Creek, MI 49015

Jodi Risner, GSRP Teacher 

(269) 565-

Riverside Elementary

650 Riverside Drive

Battle Creek, MI 49015

Ashley Hicks, GSRP Teacher 

(269) 565-

Tekonsha School District

Preschool Hours: 

Monday - Thursday

8:00 - 2:50


Tekonsha Elementary

245 S Elm St,

Tekonsha, MI 49092

Angie White, GSRP Teacher

(517) 767-4121 ext. 302


Community Unlimited participates with the Child and Adult Food Program


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