Great Start Collaborative
Jackson County

Ensuring a Great Start for Jackson's Children!

Jackson County Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)

Looking for Preschool for Your Child?

Apply by completing the 2018-2019 Preschool Interest Form.

There are several types of preschool experiences that may benefit your child. 

Jackson County’s free preschool opportunities, Head Start and the Great Start School Readiness Program, both use research based curriculum to prepare children both academically and socially for success in school.  Support is also provided for parents and caregivers as well as access to community programs and services that support family life and child development.  A more detailed description of both programs can be found in our Preschool Partnership Brochure.  See the list on the right hand side for a list of programs that offer free preschool for children who meet certain eligibility requirements.

Complete the interest form below to see if your child may qualify for a free preschool experience.  Prefer to print the form and do it later?  Click on the link to print or save the form: 2017-2018 Preschool Interest Form.

Map of Jackson County Head Start and GSRP Locations

Preschool Partners

Click on the program name to send an email with specific program questions.  Please complete the interest form below to see if your child may be eligible.

What Families Usually Qualify for Free Preschool?

  • Single-parent and military families
  • Working families
  • Children in foster care
  • Homeless families
  • Children who might have special needs
  • Families who have a child who receives free or reduced lunch
Income eligibility is based on family size.

# Of Family Members

Income At Or Below















For families of more than 8, add $10,450 for each additional family member.               

Great Start to Quality

To search for a child care or preschool program to meet your needs and view program Star Ratings visit Great Start to Quality.

Need Help Paying for Child Care?

Child Care Network may be able to help:

Great Start Collaborative of Jackson County     6700 Browns Lake Rd, Jackson, MI  49201

Jackson County Preschool Hotline: 517-768-5130

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