Preschool Programs

  •    FREE* Preschool Options Support by VBISD

    GSRP

    VBISD Early Care & Education provides oversight for the county's state funded Great Start Readiness Programs (GSRP).  These programs enroll four-year-old children that meet qualifications and are funded with State of Michigan grants. Classrooms are located throughout the county. 

    Classes are taught by a certified early childhood teacher, a qualified associate teacher and have a maximum of sixteen children. High standards are put forth by the Office of Great Start, Michigan Department of Education, and include research-based curriculums, authentic child assessment, healthy meals and outdoor time. The children attend September through May.  All programs run full-day, with most attending Monday-Thursday.
     
    We work in collaboration with Tri-County Head Start (ages three and four) to support qualifying children in receiving high quality early childhood experiences that build school readiness skills.  Our goal is to allow placement for all children that qualify. 

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

    We are proud that Van Buren's GSRP and Head Start programs have been awarded high ratings in Michigan's Great Start to Quality system!

    Program Licensing  
     
        
    School District Rating 
    Bangor GSRP 5 Star
    Bangor Head Start 4 Star
    Bloomingdale GSRP  5 Star
    Covert GSRP 4 Star
    Decatur GSRP 5 Star
    Decatur Head Start 4 Star
    Gobles GSRP 4 Star
    Gobles Head Start 4 Star
    Hartford GSRP In Progress
    Lawrence GSRP 5 Star
    Lawton GSRP 5 Star
    Paw Paw GSRP 5 Star 
    Paw Paw Head Start In Progress
    Pullman GSRP 5 Star
    South Haven GSRP – Lincoln 4 Star
    South Haven GSRP – Maple Grove In Progress
    South Haven Head Start 4 Star
    Watervliet Head Start 4 Stars
     
      
    Contacting Us

    ~GREAT START Readiness Programs*: contact your local elementary school or call VBISD Early Care & Education at (269) 539-5214                    

    ~Tri-County Head Start: call 1-800-792-0366
     
    To search for all licensed early learning options go to the GREAT START to Quality website.
     
    Click on the link below to begin your search