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    Fall 2018 Enrollment for Head Start and GSRP Programs begins March 1st at www.AlleganCountyPreschool.org.


    Have a Preschool Question?  
          Lindsay Sichta (Director of Early Childhood Services) Email or call 269.512.7735
          Susan Berens (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, 2018. Age waivers may be 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. 




    # of Classrooms


    Pine Trails Elementary
    2950 Center Street
    Allegan, MI  49010

    Monday -Thursday

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


    Dawson Elementary
     125 Elm Street
    Allegan, MI  49010 


    1 GSRP (full days)


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


    1 Head Start (full days)


    Pullman Elementary
    5580 South Avenue
    Pullman, MI  49450

    Monday-Thursday  1 Head Start (full days)


    Fennville Elementary
    8 Memorial Drive
    Fennville, MI  49408


    3 Head Start (full days)
    2 GSRP (full days)


    Sycamore Elementary
    2163 142nd Avenue
    Dorr, MI  49323


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


    Brandon Elementary
    1583 University
    Martin, MI  49070


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


    Washington Street Elementary
    538 Washington Street
    Otsego, MI  49078

    Monday- Thursday

    1 Head Start (1/2 days)

    1 GSRP (full days)


    Starr Elementary
    601 School Drive
    Plainwell, MI  49080

    Monday - Thursday

    1 Head Start (full days)

    2 GSRP (full days)


    Cooper Elementary
    7559 North 14th Street
    Kalamazoo, MI  49009

    Monday - Thursday

    1 GSRP (full days)


    Baker Elementary
    507 West Sycamore
    Wayland, MI  49348

    Monday - Thursday

    No Head Start 
    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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