Jen Brown

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An early start leads to success at school.

Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2015

GSRP starts children in the classroom with a great opportunity for learning and socialization at age four.

The Great Start Readiness Program, GSRP, provides a great opportunity for learning and socialization for children at the age of four by December 1, 2015 and have at least 2 qualifying risk factors.  GSRP at CAPS offers early preschool experience to over 100 young learners.  The GSRP program is offered at three CAPS elementary schools and in three classrooms at the Annex on Haynes St.  The program has been a successful part of the CAPS early childhood curriculum for over 12 years.

GSRP ensures a nurturing, trusting and respectful environment that provides opportunities for children to grow and learn cognitively, physically, socially and emotionally on an individual level and as a member of a group.

A typical day for a GSRP student is Monday – Thursday from 8:35 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.  Family style meals are served for breakfast and lunch.  Activities during the day focus on small group instruction, gross motor activities, fine motor activities and power of choice. Young learners begin to experience library, music and art.  This enriching environment sets the stage for a student's growth and development as they continue their education at Cadillac Area Public Schools.

Overall, GSRP is a wonderful way for children to become acclimated as students.

If you have any questions regarding the GSRP program or would like to visit, please give us a call.

Joy Beth Hicks
Director of Early Childhood Programs at Cadillac Area Public Schools

Jessica Johnston
GSRP Administrative Assistant