Apply to GSRP

GSRP Application Process

Free Preschool. Its for You and Me!

Thank you for your interest in Oakridge Great Start Readiness Program, also known as GSRP.  GSRP is a state funded preschool program designed for qualifying children who are four years of age.

Enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year has begun!

GSRP Application 

The application can be filled out online and will be emailed directly to the program director once completed.

We will also have hard copy application packets at Oakridge Early Childhood Center located at 1050 S. Carr Road, Muskegon, MI 49442 if you prefer a paper copy.

Please note, in order for an application to be considered complete, the following documents will be needed.  

Needed documents:

  • Child's birth certificate
  • Immunization Record
  • Insurance/Medicaid Card
  • Verification of last year's TOTAL family income (Income Tax Form 1040, W-2, SNAP, TANF, SSI, Unemployment, Pay Stubs, Foster Care, Child Support, Pensioni, etc.)
  • Proof of residency (current utility bill)

Health Appraisal is not due with the application, but is due NO LATER than October 3, 2024.  If a Health Appraisal is not submitted by October 3, 2024, your child will not be permitted to attend school. Here is a link to the Health Appraisal Form you will need to bring to your child's doctor.


Children must be four years old by December 1 (priority is given to those with birthdays on or before September 1).  There are NO ACCEPTIONS.  In addition, priority is given to families who reside in the Oakridge School District.

Return the completed application to:

Oakridge Early Childhood Center

Great Start Readiness Preschool

1050 Carr Rd.

Muskegon, MI 49442

Or email it to:

Filling out this application does not ensure placement into the program. You will be notified by letter upon acceptance into the program.  If you have further questions, please call our Oakridge GSRP office at 231-788-7304 or email me at  Thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I be notified if my child has been accepted into the program? 

Below are approximate dates of notification of acceptance:

  • End of June - First round of acceptance notifications will be going out to those with birthdays who are 4 years of age  before September 2 of the current school year. 
  • August 15 - After August 15th, GSRP is allowed to start accepting over-income children. Priority is given to those children with additional eligibility factors.
  • After September 1 - Another round of acceptance notifications will be going out to those with birthdays between September 2 and December 1 of the current school year.  Priority is given to those with additional eligibility factors.

Please note, if slots become full before September 1st then we will not be doing another round of acceptance notifications.  However, all applications remain on file in case of an opening.

What is the cost?

  • FREE to those that qualify.  If there are still open slots, we are allowed to enroll up to 10% of over income students for a minimal rate

What days would my child attend school?

  • Monday-Thursday, off on Friday
  • September-May

Do you provide BEFORE and AFTER Care? 

  • Unfortunately we do not 

What time does school start and end?

  • We have staggered start and end times.  
  • Two classes are in session from 8am-3pm
  • Three classes are in session from 8:15am-3:15pm

Do you follow the Oakridge School District Schedule?

  • We do have the same break schedule
  • NO half days like the rest of the district
  • NO late start like the rest of the district
  • We start a little later and end a little earlier

Is transportation provided?

  • We do NOT offer transportation
  • Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian

What school supplies will my child need?

  • No real school supplies will be needed
  • We only ask for the following for your child: 
  • Extra set up clothes to be kept at school
  • Backpack (big enough for a folder and paperwork)

GSRP Handbook

Every family will be given a handbook upon acceptance into the program.