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Great Start Readiness Program

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Interested families must create an Eleyo account and complete the Great Start Readiness Program application below.

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The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a FREE preschool program funded through the Michigan Department of Education. Enrollment is limited to children determined to be most in need. Low/extremely low family income is a primary factor in determining eligibility when placing children into GSRP. 

For the 2022-2023 school year, children must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2022. *Age waivers for students born between September 2, 2018 and on or before December 1, 2018 may be accepted after September 1, 2022. 

Classroom Curriculum - Teaching Strategies & Creative Curriculum

Child Assessment - Ages & Stages Questionnaire

School Year Forms

Current GSRP Parent Handbook

COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan


Income Eligibility Guidelines

Household size 2    -

Income under $43,550

Household size 3    -

Income under $54,900

Household size 4    -

Income under $66,250

Household size 5    -

Income under $77,600

Household size 6    -

Income under $88,950

Household size 7    -

Income under $100,300

Household size 8    -

Income under $111,650

Income and household size are verified by a Federal Income Tax form (1040). Information is based on the 2021-22 federal poverty guidelines, subject to change upon the 2022-2023 yearly update.


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Application Process 


Families will create an Eleyo account through Utica: 

Step 2

Families will complete the Great Start Readiness Program application through Eleyo. 

Step 3

A UCS GSRP representative will contact you to schedule an income eligibility appointment to complete the registration process and verify eligibility. 

Step 4

Families will complete the income eligibility appointment. 

The following documents will be required for the scheduled appointment:

  • Income documentation (2021 Federal Income Tax form (1040), W-2, check stubs (1 month of work), SSI, DHS, court-ordered child support, unemployment verification
  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Parent or guardian’s driver’s licenses
  • Copy of child’s immunization record
  • Immunization waiver (if applicable)
  • Proof of residency (lease/rental agreement, mortgage documents, property tax bill)
  • IEP (if applicable)

By completing the application on Eleyo, your child will be added to our waitlist. A UCS GSRP representative will contact you by August to schedule an appointment to complete the registration process. 2022-23 registration appointments continue throughout the year. The 2022-23 school year begins in mid-September. Final placement and classroom confirmation takes place in late August.