Forms & Information
This program was developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education.
Great Start Readiness Program is a State of Michigan funded preschool program for four-year-old children with factors which may place them at risk of educational failure, qualification required.
The program is held at CHBC and includes the following components:
The teacher has a Michigan Teaching Certificate with an Early Childhood Endorsement
Four days per week (Monday through Thursday) from 8:15 am to 3:15 pm.
Two Home Visits per year
Two Parent/Teacher Conferences per year
Parent Involvement Activities
Crestwood Great Start Readiness Program Mission Statement:
The Crestwood Great Start Readiness Program exists to provide developmentally appropriate practices in a safe and nurturing environment. We believe that every child deserves a quality education and therefore are dedicated to promoting the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development in each individual we interact with. Our goal is to foster a desire to be life-long learners and responsible citizens in each of our children.
Who is Eligible for Great Start Readiness Program?
Age Requirement: Must be age 4 on or before December 1, 2020 (Priority is given to children who will be 4 years old by September 1, 2020.)
Must attend an interview to determine possible risk factors to be considered for enrollment
Family Income is the main factor in determining eligibility
Students will be admitted into the program pending funding
Each child and/or family must have qualifying eligibility factors to be considered for enrollment.
Low Family Income
Identified Developmental Delay
Severe or Challenging Behavior
Primary Language other than English
Parents with Low Educational Attainment
Abuse/Neglect of Child or Parent
Environmental Risk Factors
Family is Homeless or Without Stable Housing
Reside in a High-Risk Neighborhood
Prenatal or Postnatal Exposure to Toxicants
Parents must call to schedule an interview, 313-278-8427
**Once eligibility for Great Start Readiness Program is determined, children will be selected for the program based on the greatest need first. Once all slots are full, other students will be placed on the waiting list.