• Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)  

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    Interested families must create an Eleyo account and complete the Great Start Readiness Program application.  

    The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a FREE preschool program funded through the Michigan Department of Education. Enrollment is limited to children determined to be most in need. Low/extremely low family income is a primary factor in determining eligibility when placing children into GSRP. 

    For the 2022-2023 school year, children must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2022. 
    *Age waivers for students born between September 2, 2018 and on or before December 1, 2018 may be accepted after September 1, 2022.   

  • Income Eligibility Guidelines

    Household size 2    -

    Income under $59,160

    Household size 3    -

    Income under $74,580

    Household size 4    -

    Income under $90,000

    Household size 5    -

    Income under $105,420

    Household size 6    -

    Income under $120,840

    Household size 7    -

    Income under $136,260

    Household size 8    -

    Income under $151,680

    Income and household size are verified by a Federal Income Tax form (1040). Information is based on the 2022-23 federal poverty guidelines, subject to change upon the 2022-2023 yearly update.

  • Application Process 


    Families will create an Eleyo account through Utica: https://ucscommunityeducation.ce.eleyo.com/ 

    Step 2

    Families will complete the Great Start Readiness Program application through Eleyo. 

    Step 3

    A UCS GSRP representative will contact you to schedule an income eligibility appointment to complete the registration process and verify eligibility. 

    Step 4

    Families will complete the income eligibility appointment. 

    The following documents will be required for the scheduled appointment:

    • Income documentation (2021 Federal Income Tax form (1040), W-2, check stubs (1 month of work), SSI, DHS, court-ordered child support, unemployment verification
    • Child’s birth certificate
    • Parent or guardian’s driver’s licenses
    • Copy of child’s immunization record
    • Immunization waiver (if applicable)
    • Proof of residency (lease/rental agreement, mortgage documents, property tax bill)
    • IEP (if applicable)

    By completing the application on Eleyo, your child will be added to our waitlist. A UCS GSRP representative will contact you by August to schedule an appointment to complete the registration process. 2022-23 registration appointments continue throughout the year. The 2022-23 school year begins in mid-September. Final placement and classroom confirmation takes place in late August. 

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  • Child Assessment