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Memphis Great Start Readiness and Preschool programs encourage and promote children to learn through play. Social skills, exploring and learning all occur daily during play. Preschool promotes social and emotional development and prepares children for Kindergarten.

As Kindergarten becomes more academic, many parents and families look to preschool to launch their child on the path to success in school. Children leave our preschool program with a strong foundation for academic success and the experience of social interactions with other students.

Memphis Preschool Programs utilize HighScope curriculum, where teachers and children are active partners in the learning process. Children are assessed using the Child Observation Record (COR), that coincides with the Highscope curriculum.

The following programs will be available:

3 year olds
Tuition Paid
($25 deposit required)
Half Day
8:00-10:30 am
Payment Plan available
Must be 3 by September 1st and toilet trained.
4 year olds
Tuition Paid
($25 deposit required to hold a spot)
Half Day
7:55-10:55 am
Payment Plan available
Must be 4 on or before September 1st
4 year olds
GSRP Full Day
7:50 am - 2:50 pm
FREE if eligible Must be 4 on or before September 1st
3 year olds
Strong Beginnings
Strong Beginnings
7:50 am - 2:50 pm
FREE if eligible Must be 3 on or before September 1st

*Classes, times and prices are subject to change. Great Start Readiness legislation states that eligibility is based on school district residency and corresponding county.

Income Guidelines - Annual

Persons in Household You may be eligible if annual income is at or below:
2 $61,320
3 $77,460
4 $93,600
5 $109,740
6 $125,880
7 $142,020
8 $158,160
Add $5,380 for each person over 8

The Great Start Readiness Program covers the key areas a child needs to be ready for kindergarten. Some of what your child will experience at our high-quality preschool:

  • Listening and telling stories
  • Singing songs and making music
  • Reciting rhymes
  • Learning letters and sounds
  • Sorting, counting and matching
  • Recognizing and writing numbers
  • Cooperative play
  • Physical activities

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The St. Clair County RESA coordinates the consortium of Great Start Readiness Programs (GSRP) throughout the county. The school district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, height, weight, or marital status in its programs and activities. In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language proficiency is not a barrier to admission or participation.

2024-25 Memphis Tuition Preschool Registration Form

For 3 and 4 Years Old

GSRP Information

Memphis Elementary
34165 Bordman Road
Memphis, MI 48041


Staci Schott
(810) 535-8525

GSRP is Michigan's state-funded preschool program for four-year-old children with factors that may place them at risk of educational failure. The program is administered by the Michigan Department of Education.

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These materials were developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education.