This program is available to all Macomb County residents turning 4 on or before September 1, 2018 if you qualify. Please be sure to bring all necessary documents.  The documents include: child's birth certificate, child's immunization record, parent's 2017 1040 taxes (get them done early) and a proof of residency within Macomb County (this must be a utility bill; does not include a driver's license or social security card). If you have any questions please contact Kelli Herr at or visit her website.

Philosophy Statement

The Great Start Readiness Preschool (GSRP) recognizes that each child has the right to enter school ready to learn. Families come with many needs, and societal and cultural factors may impact a child's readiness to learn. It is the philosophy of GSRP to provide an early learning environment that:

  • Acknowledges that each child is a whole person whose growth and development occurs in specific, predictable, sequential and continuous stages that can be positively impacted through quality experiences.
  • Encourages and challenges each child to safely explore, create, speculate, experiment, and evaluate.
  • Openly welcomes and enlists parents as vital partners in their children's educational endeavors, to focus learning in the context of the family.

Preschool Registration Application is Available

Families are welcome to visit Rodgers Elementary's main office on Thursday, August 23 from 9-11 am to fill out a Great Start Readiness application.  You must go to the doors by the playground and ring the buzzer.

Preschool Program

  • The program is free to children who qualify. The program is funded by a grant from the Michigan State Department of Education.
  • The preschool operates Monday through Thursday.
  • There are full and half day preschool options.
  • Class size is 16 students per session (with one teacher and one para-pro).
  • Age-appropriate pre-kindergarten readiness activities are designed to meet the developmental needs of the whole child.
  • The curriculum is based on the High/Scope Preschool Experiences and includes learning the alphabet and pre-reading skills.
  • The preschool program starts in mid-September and goes through mid-May.

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  Great Start Readiness Preschool Office
Rodgers Elementary School 21601 L'Anse Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
Tel: (586) 285-8647
Fax: (586) 285-8604

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