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    Fall 2017 Enrollment for Head Start and GSRP Programs begins March 1st at www.AlleganCountyPreschool.org.

     

    Have a Preschool Question?  
          Larinda Olds (Early Childhood Supervisor) Email or call 269.512.7735
          Susan Gonsior (Early Childhood Coordinator) Email or call 269.512.7730
     
     
    Enrollment / Classroom / Location Information:
    Online enrollment link - www.AlleganCountyPreschool.org
    Child must be age 3 or 4 years of age by September 1, 2017. No age waivers accepted.
    Students qualify according to State of Michigan guidelines.  This is a FREE program for those who qualify.
    Tuition spots will be considered only if unable to fill free spots by September.
    Transportation provided for most districts.
    Special needs children are encouraged to apply.
     
    Head Start/GSRP Classroom Locations Provided Below.
    Busing may be provided depending on location. 
     

    District

    Location

    Days

    # of Classrooms

    Allegan

    Pine Trails Elementary
    2950 Center Street
    Allegan, MI  49010

    Monday -Thursday

    2 Head Start (1/2 days)
    1 GSRP (full days)

    Allegan

    Hillside West
    212 Grove Street
    Allegan, MI  49010 

    Monday-Thursday

    1 GSRP (full days)

    Allegan

    Allegan County Tech Center
    2891 116th Avenue
    Allegan, MI  49010

    Monday-Thursday

    1 Head Start (full days)

    Fennville

    Fennville Elementary
    8 Memorial Drive
    Fennville, MI  49408

    Monday-Thursday

    2 Head Start (1/2 days)
    2 GSRP (full days)

    Hopkins

    Sycamore Elementary
    2163 142nd Avenue
    Dorr, MI  49323

    Monday-Thursday

    2 Head Start (1/2 days)
    2 GSRP (full days)

    Martin

    Brandon Elementary
    1583 University
    Martin, MI  49070

    Monday-Thursday

    2 Head Start (1/2 days)
    1 GSRP (full days)

    Otsego

    Dix Street Elementary
    503 Dix Street
    Otsego, MI  49078

    Monday- Thursday

    2 Head Start (1/2 days)

    1 GSRP (full days)

    Plainwell

    Starr Elementary
    601 School Drive
    Plainwell, MI  49080

    Monday - Thursday

    2 GSRP (full days)

    Plainwell

    Cooper Elementary
    7559 North 14th Street
    Kalamazoo, MI  49009

    Monday - Thursday

    1 GSRP (full days)

    Wayland

    Baker Elementary
    507 West Sycamore
    Wayland, MI  49348

    Monday - Thursday

    2 Head Start (1/2 days)
    2 GSRP (full days)

     
     
    Enrollment Process:
    Initial registration will take place via the online interest form. This is a free program for those who qualify.    
    Basic qualifications are:
       
       Low family income
       Diagnosed disability or developmental delay
       Severe or challenging behavior

       Primary home language other than English
       Parent(s) with low educational attainment
       Abuse/neglect of child
       Environmental risk
     
    This Program Offers:
    Preparation of young learners for success in school.
    A variety of social and learning activities.
    Curriculum-based experiences (HighScope).
    Parent participation.

    Great Start Readiness Program Children:
    Benefit from a wide variety of learning experiences so that they are ready for success when they begin kindergarten.
    Have opportunities to enhance their social skills through play and learning activities with children their own age.
    Experience literacy with appropriate pre-reading curriculum.
    Experiment with numbers and beginning math concepts.
    Develop both small and large muscle skills through daily physical activities.
    Are monitored quarterly on their academic progress.
    Receive monthly home learning packets and free books.

     

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