Free Preschool

Success Starts Early - Preschool Can Help

High-quality preschool is available in Kent County for families at more than 90 locations in district buildings and community-based organizations. Placement is prioritized based on income and preschool can be FREE for many families. A family of four with an annual income of up to $90,000 per year can qualify for free preschool! Families that have a greater income can still attend Great Start preschool, but may have to pay a small tuition. No family will have to pay more than $840 per school year for full-day, Monday-Thursday preschool. Monday-Friday preschool will be offered at some locations.

If you have any questions about the application GSRP Intake Staff can be reached at 616-447-2409.

Learn more about the Great Start Readiness Program at this link.

Eligibility Information

Families qualify for high-quality preschool at no cost based on income and other factors like special needs, foster care and high risks. Guidelines also vary based on the age of the child. Refer to this document for Income Eligibility Guidelines from the State of Michigan.