As the school year winds down, GSRP is doing a final enrollment push for next year.
Parents who are interested in having their student enroll are encouraged to pick up enrollment paperwork and then schedule an appointment for Friday, June 9 to submit the paperwork at Cotter Early Childhood Center.
Appointments can be made by calling the school office at 313-827-6150. Visit the Cotter School webpage to learn more.
Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a state-funded preschool program students can participate in at no cost to eligible families. To be eligible, children need to be turning four years old by Dec. 1, 2023. Preference will be given to students who will be four by Sept. 1, 2023 because those students will qualify for kindergarten the following year. However, if space is available, the program also will accept students with birthdays between Sept. 1 and Dec. 1.
Student acceptance into the program is prioritized based on family income and eligibility factors that put students at-risk of struggling in school. In addition to family income, at-risk factors can include families who speak a language other than English at home and a parent or parents with low educational achievement, among other factors. This year GSRP will take applications for all students who are eligible based solely on their age. The district will then accept students prioritized by need and available spots. To apply, students must live with a parent or legal guardian within the Dearborn Public School District.
Dearborn currently has 624 slots for GSRP students at 15 locations, including Cotter, Becker, DuVall, William Ford, Henry Ford, Long, Lowrey, McCollough, McDonald, Oakman, River Oaks, Salina Elementary, Salina Intermediate and Whitmore-Bolles schools.
Under income guidelines for the current school year, a family of four earning up to $69,375 a year would qualify as under 250 percent of the federal poverty level.
See the GSRP recruitment flyer here.