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Great Start Readiness Preschool

About the program...

Hillsdale Community School's Preschool is a state funded preschool program known as the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) provided for four-year-olds residing in Hillsdale Community School District.

Our program places a strong emphasis on teacher-directed learning as well as child-directed play.  While planning learning activities, the teachers take into account various learning styles and interests to plan a well-rounded, developmentally appropriate curriculum.  The Creative Curriculum is used as a valid and reliable assessment tool.

Who teaches our preschool?

Our teachers are Michigan certified elementary teachers with special emphasis in the area of early childhood education.  These teachers meet the “highly qualified” status according to No Child Left Behind. 

Educational assistants either completed classes earning a Child Development Associate (CDA) or an Associate’s Degree.

There are three full day programs that are in session Monday-Thursday.  There is no preschool on Friday for the full day classes.  There is one half day program, Monday-Friday.

Breakfast, lunch, and a snack are served each day for the full day classes. Breakfast and a snack are served for the half day a.m. class. Lunch and a snack are seved for the half day p.m. class.

GSRP Full Day - Monday - Thursday 7:55 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.

GSRP Half Day A.M. - Monday - Friday 7:55 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.