Preschool Enrollment for 2022-2023 has begun. We are now accepting applications.
Thank you for your interest in our preschool programs at the Early Childhood Center. We are currently offering the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE). Please look at the descriptions below to see if your child qualifies for one of these programs.
Once you have determined which program is the right fit for your child, the first step in enrolling your child is to complete the online application through Gateway Registration. At the end of the application, you will be prompted to make an appointment. If you are applying for GSRP, please make sure you schedule it for the Early Childhood Center. We are located within Peck Elementary at 26201 Lorraine Ave., Center Line, MI 48015. If you are applying for ECSE, please make your appointment for CLPS Administration Building, located at 26400 Arsenal, Center Line, MI 48015.
Please bring the following documents to your appointment:
- Child's Original Birth Certificate
- Child's Immunization Record
- Mortgage/Lease Document
- Current Utility Bill
- Driver's License
- 2021 Federal Tax Return or Current Paystubs for 4 Weeks (if applying for GSRP)
Feel free to ask questions at your scheduled appointment and we will be happy to give you more information.
Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)
(Must be 4 by September 1, 2022, with a waiver period for children born between September 1 and December 1, 2022)
The Great Start Readiness Program is a free, state-funded preschool program for 4 year-olds. Placement is determined using the Income Eligibility Guidelines, as well as other eligibility factors. We currently have six GSRP classrooms at the Early Childhood Center, five of which are School Day and one that is a Half Day program. Classes are Monday - Thursday.
GSRP provides children the opportunity to build a solid foundation for learning. Classroom instruction utilizes The Creative Curriculum, a research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. Through “studies” based on student interest and student-led inquiry, children have a say and are engaged in their learning.
Proof of income is required for this program. Please bring all documents in the list above, including:
- 2021 Federal Tax Return or Current Paystubs for 4 weeks
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
ECSE and Transition ECSE are offered at the Early Childhood Center for children who qualify. The ECSE class meets the needs of children with developmental delays. The Transition ECSE class assists children with speech and language delays. Please contact our Special Education Services at 586-510-2050 for more information.
Tuition-Based Preschool (TBPS) - This program was not offered in 2021-2022.
(Must be 3 by September 1, 2022)
Tuition-Based Preschool offers school day and half day options to 3- and 4-year-old children. This classroom environment provides learning opportunities through small group and whole group instruction, as well as choice time. The Creative Curriculum is used to guide instruction, along with planning and assessments set forth by the Michigan Department of Education. This program offers some flexibility; classes can be scheduled for as few as two days per week, up to all five days, Monday - Friday.