FREE* Preschool Options Support by VBISD
VBISD Early Care & Education provides
oversight for the county's state funded Great Start Readiness Programs (GSRP). These programs enroll four-year-old children that meet
qualifications and are funded with State of Michigan grants. Classrooms are located throughout the county.
Classes are taught by
a certified early childhood teacher, a qualified associate teacher
and have a maximum of sixteen children. High standards are put forth
by the Office of Great Start, Michigan Department of Education, and include research-based curriculums, authentic
child assessment, healthy meals and outdoor time. The children attend September
through May. All programs run full-day, with most attending
work in collaboration with Tri-County Head Start (ages three and
four) to support qualifying children in receiving high quality early
childhood experiences that build school readiness skills. Our goal is
to allow placement for all children that qualify.
*These materials were developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education.
We are proud that
Van Buren's GSRP and Head Start programs have been awarded high ratings in Michigan's Great Start to
START Readiness Programs*: contact your local elementary school or call
VBISD Early Care & Education at (269) 539-5214
~Tri-County Head Start: call 1-800-792-0366
To search for all licensed early learning options go to the GREAT START to Quality website.
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