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Early Childhood (Pre-K) Enrollment

Preschool Enrollment 
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.  Starting in Fall 2024 we will be located within Academy 21 at 11300 Engleman, Warren, MI 48089.  If you are applying for ECSE, please make your appointment at the 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
  • 2023 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 December 1, 2024)
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:
  • 2023 Federal Tax Return or Current Paystubs for 4 weeks
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
ECSE and Transition ECSE are offered at the Eve Kaltz Academy 21 and Special Programs building 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.