Programs

Preschool:

From 2 ½ to 5 yrs old.

Our program has been developed with the assistance of a former Kindergarten teacher to assist children in a smooth transition from one level to the other in preparation for Kindergarten. The preschool room is arranged in several activity centers, allowing children to choose freely between a variety of interesting, age appropriate activities. There is open space for large group activities and smaller areas for individual or small group play. One caregiver for every 8 children is scheduled for this program.

GSRP:

From 4 yrs or older by September 1st.

Our GSRP classroom is made up of both GSRP selected students and private pay students. Teachers in this program use a GSRP approved curriculum (Creative Curriculum) and participate in all GSRP requirements. The classroom set up is very similar to our other preschool classroom. For more information regarding the GSRP program, please visit greatstartjackson.org.

School-Age:

From 5 to 12 yrs old.

We offer care before and after school, during school holidays, in-service days at both sites, and during the summer at the E. Michigan site. Before and after school care offers breakfast in the morning, snack in the afternoon, assistance with homework, as well as a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. During school holidays, in-service days and summer, children are offered a number of fun and exciting activities.