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Early Childhood Programs

Madison Early Childhood Center
4950 Madison

Great Start logoWithin all of our programs, there is a balance of child initiated and teacher initiated activities during the day. Children’s own efforts at their own developmental level are encouraged as opposed to teacher prepared projects. Developing an attitude of competence is the primary goal of the curriculum. The Great Start Readiness Program meets four days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

Starts in June
Registration Hours
8:00 a.m.—3:05 p.m.

Begins in August

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For information call:
Dearborn Heights School District #7
20629 Annapolis
Dearborn Heights, MI 48125

Play Learn And Grow Together

About GSRP

The Great Start Readiness Program is a free preschool program funded by the Michigan State Department of Education for four-year-olds who have identified risks for academic difficulties, and are from low-income families. Preschoolers must reside within Wayne County. Residents residing within the Dearborn Heights School District #7 will be given preference. Our primary goal is to provide a high quality preschool experience that will prepare them socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically for kindergarten, school success, and for life. For more information call 313-203- 4200

Preschool Curriculum

The Great Start Readiness Program’s curriculum is based on the characteristics and traits typical of the ages and stages of the children being taught. Numerous findings from studies focused on early childhood development have taught us that young children learn most easily from concrete experiences and the use of three dimensional manipulative materials. Productive learning is interesting, relevant, satisfying, challenging and fun! The Great Start Readiness Program preschool provides opportunities for children to engage in oral communication and to read and write. Children will learn to appreciate language arts in large group, small group, and individual settings. Opportunities for key experiences in learning are presented throughout the day

Early Years Child Care

Dearborn Heights School District #7 offers a comprehensive early years child care program to meet the needs of working parents and their children. The program offers a preschool program targeting social and cognitive skills. The program is a blend of strong curriculum-based activities in a social learning environment. Through structured centers, group activities, singing, play, and a great deal of fun. We work to prepare our young students for their next stage of development. Of all our childhood programs, The Early Years Child Care is a fee based program with a minimum of four hours per day three days a week. The fee is assessed bi-monthly. For more information contact the Child Care Office at 313-203-4200

It is the policy of the Dearborn Heights District #7 Schools that no discriminatory practices based on sex, race, religion, color, national origin, disability, height, weight, or any other status covered by federal, state, or local law be allowed in providing instructional opportunities, programs, services, job placement assistance employment, or in policies governing student conduct and attendance.