Home‎ > ‎

Preschool



GHAPS offers a number of preschool opportunities for students and their families. If you are unsure which program would be the best fit for your child please refer to the Program Guide below. 

Preschool Development Program

The Preschool Development Program is a tuition-based program available to students ages two to five-years-old. This program is attuned to current trends in early childhood education and provides developmentally appropriate learning that is connected to the K-12 curriculum. The goal is to prepare children through the creative use of activity centers for successful entry into kindergarten. There are 18 students per class, one teacher and one assistant per class. Scholarships are available based on income.

To register for this program please follow the link on the right hand side of this page.


Prime Time

Prime Time is an extension of the Open Door childcare program, and is developed for children 3 years(36 months) through kindergarten, with the exception of the Central School site where care is available for children 2.5 (30 months) and over and being potty trained is not required. Early childhood teachers work with the children daily to help them prepare and flow into a school routine. Children of this young age need structure and encouragement. Staff provides this continuity along with meeting each child's needs on an individual basis. Children learn and socialize with other children to create a positive feeling about school. For more information about Prime Time/Open Door please visit our Open Door Page here: Open Door Child Care

 

Great Start Readiness Program
The Great Start Readiness Program is a tuition free preschool program funded by the state of Michigan. Great Start Readiness uses Creative Curriculum, a research-based early childhood curriculum that allows teachers to focus on children's strengths and individual needs. This program is available to students who are age four by September
 1. There are 16 students per class with one teacher and one assistant per class. Great Start Readiness teachers are certified with degrees in Early Childhood Education. The program enrollment is based on family income as well as other criteria. GSRP offers full day options at several schools within our district.

To apply for this program please follow the link on the right hand side of this page.

 

Early Childhood Special Education
The Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) program emphasizes working with students with disabilities to help them become prepared for kindergarten and the rest of their school career based on their individual needs. There is an emphasis on speech and language, socialization, and working toward appropriate academic skills using scientifically-based curriculum and interventions. A speech pathologist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, psychologist and social worker are also on staff. The average age students involved is three through five-years-old. There are 12 students per classroom, one teacher, and up to two assistants per section. For more information about our ECSE program please contact our Special Education department at 616-850-5041
 

Head Start
The Head Start Program prepares children to be successful in kindergarten through the use of hands-on experiences and activities within the research-based Creative Curriculum program. There is an emphasis on all aspects of development (social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and fine motor skills) as well as the individual's strengths and needs. Head Start is available to three and four-year-olds. There is a food service person and Family Services Advocate. There are 17 children per class, two classes with one teacher and one assistant per class. The program enrollment is based on family income as well as other criteria.

To apply for this program please follow the link on the right hand side of this page.



Please contact 616.850.6825 or email children@ghaps.org for more information on our preschool opportunities.