Become a GSRP Site


Become an Oakland County Preschool Partner

This child is ready for you.  There are thousands of preschoolers in Oakland County that are looking for preschool.


The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is Michigan's state-funded preschool program for four-year-old children.


Now is your time! Funding opportunities available:

Preschool Matters.

Research on preschool programs and specific research on GSRP indicates that children provided with a high-quality preschool experience show significant positive developmental differences when compared to children from the same backgrounds who did not attend a high-quality preschool program.

The program is administered by the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Great Start.  Funding is allocated to each intermediate school district (ISD) to administer the program locally. Oakland Schools is an ISD receiving funds and partners with programs to offer GSRP to the community.

At Oakland Schools, we currently offer GSRP through all 28 school districts, 4 Public School Academies and 14 community based organizations (non profit organizations and licensed child care centers), serving about 3,000 preschoolers and their families. Oakland GSRP Sites

We couldn’t do it without our wonderful GSRP Partners! 

In addition, there are more preschoolers and families in our community that could benefit from the GSRP experience.

  • In 2020-2021 47% (1,986) of income eligible children were served by GSRP or Head Start in Oakland County
  • There were 4,226 children total that are income eligible in Oakland County.
  • That means there are 2240 children still out there that we could serve.
  • Oakland County is one of the lowest served counties. We are one of 10 ISDs that are not serving at least 50% of our children!

We are looking for new partners to help us serve these families. Connect with us today to start or continue a conversation for collaboration.