Great Start Readiness Program Free 4 Year Old Preschool

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.

Crestwood Great Start Readiness Program Preschool Handbook

  • 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.

Eligibility Factors 

  •      Low Family Income

  •      Diagnosed Disability

  •      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

    •      Parental Loss

    •      Sibling Issues

    •      Teen Parents

    •      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.