Main Office Staff Members

Heather Novak, Director of Early Childhood Programs

Christie Aguirre, Substitute Administrative Assistant

Maggie Keeler, Family Liaison

Welcome to the Great Start Readiness Program

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is Michigan's state-funded preschool Program for four-year-old children with factors which may place them at risk of educational failure.  The program is administered by the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Great Start.  Funding is allocated to each intermediate school district to administer the program locally.

Research on preschool programs and specific research on GSRP indicates that children provided with a high-quality preschool experience show significant positive developmental differences when compared to children from the same backgrounds who did not attend a high-quality preschool program.

Bay City Public Schools GSRP classrooms are located at Hampton Elementary, Kolb Elementary, Linsday Elementary, MacGregor Elementary, Mackensen Elementary, McAlear-Sawden Elementary, and Washington Elementary.

Our classrooms follow the Licensing Rules and Regulations set by the Michigan Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential.

Each classroom is assessed on it's quality through the Great Start to Quality Rating Scale and the Classroom Assessment Scoring System.