We offer a high quality preschool experience to eligible three and four-year-olds through either our Head Start or Great Start Readiness Programs.
Head Start is a free preschool program sponsored by funds from the Federal Department of Health & Human Services. The goal of Head Start is to increase school readiness of children in low-income families.
Qualifications: Priority is given to families who reside in the Muskegon Public Schools district. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by December 1 of the current school year. Families must also meet income eligibility requirements.
Location: Glenside Early Childhood Center at 1213 W. Hackley Avenue
Session Times: Half Day and Full day classes, Monday through Thursday with an occasional Friday.
Great Start Readiness Program
The Great Start Readiness Program is a free preschool program sponsored with funds from the Michigan Department of Education.
Qualifications: Families must be able to meet state qualifying factors. Children must be age 4 by December 1 of the current school year. Priority is given to families residing in the Muskegon Public Schools District.
Cost: The program is free to income-eligible families. If a family is over income, we have a sliding fee scale with affordable monthly payments.
Locations We Accept Applications For:
-Marquette Elementary: 480 Bennett St., Muskegon, MI 49442
-Oakview Elementary: 1420 Madison St., Muskegon, MI 49442
Session Times: Full day classes are in session Monday through Thursday each week.
Transportation: Transportation is not provided for the Great Start Readiness Program.