Apply to GSRP

GSRP is a state-funded program that is FREE to families who qualify based on income and/or a combination of family life and risk factor.

GSRP Application Process

Free Preschool. Its for You and Me!

Thank you for your interest in the Oakridge Great Start Readiness Program. Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year has begun! Click here for the application. The application is fillable and will be emailed directly to when it is complete.

We 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.

All required materials need to be submitted before your child can be placed in a classroom.

Contact: Jayne Silvers at 231-788-7304 or


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.

For your application to be considered complete, we will need a copy of your child’s birth certificate, immunization record, insurance or Medicaid card, verification of last year’s total family income ( W-2, tax forms, cash assistance, SSI, child support etc.) and proof of residency (current utility bill).  We will be happy to make copies for you at our office. The health appraisal form is required on or before the first day of school.  We highly suggest you make your child’s well child visit during the summer!    

Return the completed application to:

Great Start Readiness Program

Oakridge Early Childhood Center  

1050 Carr Rd.

Muskegon, MI 49442

Or  Email:

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.


Application Requirements Checklist


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.

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

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
    • Blanket to be used during rest time
    • Backpack (big enough for a folder and paperwork)