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2018-19 School Year - GSRP, Great Start Readiness Program

GSRP is a grant funded pre-kindergarten program partnered through Mason Public Schools and Ingham Intermediate School District. Classes are taught by Early Childhood educators with a Bachelor's degree or higher in Child Development, Elementary Education (ZA) or Early Childhood Education. The GSRP program serves as a child-centered pre-kindergarten environment designed for 4 and 5 year old students who will be attending Kindergarten the following school year. Students will participate in hands-on learning centers, small group instruction, dynamic lessons, free play with choice based activities, and early literacy standards such as letters and sounds, rhyming and blending, pre-writing skills and increasing vocabulary, comprehension and pre-reading skills.

GSRP classrooms follow researched based Creative Curriculum, Al’s Pals, Teaching Strategies Gold, and PELI (Preschool Early Literacy Indicators).

All GSRP classrooms are Monday through Thursday, and follow the Ingham Great Start school calendar. We offer full-day formats only.

GSRP students eat lunch at school, provided by Mason Public Schools Food Services, at no cost to families. GSRP classrooms have a “rest” time with cots in the classroom. Students bring a blanket and small pillow to leave at school for the week; and take home on Thursday for laundering.

Children must be least 4 years old by September 1st.

All GSRP students must be registered at through Ingham Intermediate School District. Applications will be routed to Mrs. Vandecar, HEC Principal, for enrollment and processing. We are proud to parter with Ingham ISD, and work closely with our team of Early Childhood Specialists and Consultants. 

GSRP families will have 2 home visits during the school year, family activity nights, and parent/teacher conferences.

2018-2019 GSRP Teachers: 
Mrs. Andi Mills (GSRP 1) 
Mrs. Kathryne Einhorn (GSRP 2) 


What is GSRP? Michigan Department of Education,4615,7-140-63533_50451---,00.html

Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Prekindergarten - Michigan State Board of Education