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Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)

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The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is Michigan's state-funded preschool for four-year-old children. Families qualify when factors exist in their lives that may place a child at educational risk. 

Wayne RESA receives an annual grant and administers the program in Wayne County. Our staff are responsible for ensuring the 105 school districts, public school academies, and community based childcare centers meet the following:

  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility and integrity with every dollar they receive
  • Hire early childhood degreed staff meeting the credentialing requirements of the grant
  • Provide professional learning experiences tied to the approved curriculum
  • Support teaching teams as they design daily instruction addressing each child’s physical, cognitive, emotional and social needs.

Research on GSRP enrolled children provided with high-quality experiences documented significant positive developmental differences when compared to children from the same backgrounds who did not attend a high-quality preschool program.

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Wayne County GSRP Referral Hotline: 1-833-FourYearOld

Contacts

Kaitlyn Carpen

Secretary

Deborah Harlan

Secretary

Lena Montgomery

Director of Early Childhood & English Learner Services

Amy Bedner

Early Childhood Consultant

Christina Benedict

Early Childhood Consultant

D’Anna Courtney-Rives

Early Childhood Consultant

Tykese Douglas

Early Childhood Consultant

Bonnie Duthie

Early Childhood Consultant

Laura Franey

Early Childhood Consultant

Beth Garza

Early Childhood Consultant

Kelly Gerlinger

Early Childhood Consultant

Rachel Holden

Early Childhood Consultant

Christina Holt

Early Childhood Consultant

Angela Jesse

Early Childhood Consultant

Deborah Jones

Early Childhood Consultant

Stacey Konarske

Early Childhood Consultant

Dr. Helen Oliver-Brooks

Early Childhood Consultant

Carissa Orr

Early Childhood Consultant

Cynthia Pitts

Early Childhood Consultant

Noel Sauer

Early Childhood Consultant

Geri Sifton

Early Childhood Consultant

Pamela Spencer

Early Childhood Consultant

Jennifer Taylor

Early Childhood Consultant

Cynthia Ulmer

Early Childhood Consultant

Linda Thomas

Early Childhood Consultant

Michelle Vlodyka

Early Childhood Consultant

Rhonda Walker

Early Childhood Consultant

Julia Stanley

Special Programs Administrative and Fiscal Consultant