Great Start Collaborative      of Jackson County
Our Children, Our Community, Our Future

Great Start Readiness Preschool (GSRP)

Looking for Preschool for Your Child?

Apply by completing the 2019-2020 Preschool Interest Form.

The preschool years are critical for helping children gain  important academic and social skills that lead to success in kindergarten.  Jackson County’s Head Start and Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) educators both use research-based curriculum to prepare children for success in school.  On top of the excellent education your child will receive while attending these programs, they will also be creating fun, memorable experiences that will last a lifetime. At any of the many locations throughout Jackson County, you can be confident knowing your child is in good hands.   View the map below to see which locations might work best for you. 

                                       Map of Jackson County Head Start and GSRP Locations

Because of the importance of preschool in preparing children for kindergarten, both Head Start and the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) are free to many families.  To see if your family qualifies, please view the chart to the right. Ready to apply?  Simply complete the interest form above to begin process of enrolling your child.  

Preschool Partners

Click on the program name to send an email with specific program questions. 

What Families Usually Qualify for Free Preschool?

  • Single-parent and military families
  • Working families
  • Children in foster care
  • Homeless families
  • Children who might have special needs
  • Families who have a child who receives free or reduced lunch
Income eligibility is based on family size.

# Of Family Members

Income At Or Below















For families of more than 8, add $10,450 for each additional family member.               

Great Start to Quality

To search for a child care or preschool program to meet your needs and view program Star Ratings visit Great Start to Quality.

Need Help Paying for Child Care?

Child Care Network may be able to help:

Great Start Collaborative of Jackson County     6700 Browns Lake Rd, Jackson, MI  49201

Jackson County Preschool Hotline: 517-768-5130

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