Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)
The Great Start Readiness Program Preschool is designed for 4 year old children who meet qualifications for this grant program. Great Start Readiness Program Preschool was previously called Michigan School Readiness Program. Students attend half days Monday through Thursday.
program is funded by a special grant from the State of Michigan.
Children in this program must be 4 years of age by December 1.
Emphasis is placed on parent involvement and meeting the needs of the
child. The teacher conducts home visits and conferences twice during
the school year. Because the Great Start Readiness preschool is a state funded program,
there are certain qualifications that must be met. Our preschool is
open to all children, regardless of race, nationality or creed, who may
benefit from the program and who meet requirements for enrollment.
For more information, please contact Pere Marquette Early Childhood Center at 845-3850.
(during the summer please call Ludington Area School District-Central Business Office at 845-7303)
Philosophy of the Great Start Readiness Program
need a variety of age appropriate activities to allow them to develop
socially, physically, emotionally, and intellectually.
Parents are an integral part of the preschool experience.
is the child's "work." Preschool offers an enriched environment in
which the child learns through play with peers and caring adults.
Each child is unique and special, developing in his own way and with
his own needs. Children cannot and should not be pushed to perform
academically before they are ready.
Young children need "hands-on" activities with a variety of materials.
Children need many opportunities to express themselves creatively through art, music, and language.
GREAT START READINESS PROGRAM - PRESCHOOL STAFF
Preschool Teacher Christa Millspaugh
Teacher Assistant Teri Moffitt
Secretary Jill Lloyd
Principal Holly Karlsen