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Wayne RESA - GSRP

Great Start Readiness Program is a Michigan state-funded preschool program for four-year-old children with factors which may place them at risk of educational failure. The program is administered by the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Great Start. Funding is allocated to Wayne RESA to administer the program locally. These blogs were developed and funded under a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education. Research on preschool programs and specific research on GSRP indicates that children provided with a high-quality preschool experience show significant positive developmental differences when compared to children from the same backgrounds who did not attend a high-quality preschool program.

Get Outside and Play!

When I was a little girl, I had a delightful childhood. I was fortunate to live on a dead-end dirt road where I could spend the entire day exploring and playing; I suppose you could have called me a free-range child. With local neighborhood friends, I built forts in the woods behind my house, swam in a creek while catching… 

How to Make Children “Be Nice”

Each moment spent interacting in an early childhood program is an opportunity for learning.  We call these “Teachable Moments.”  Children learn from what they see and how they experience the world.  When children experience secure relationships, they demonstrate secure relationships with others.   The same is true if children experience insecure relationships with teachers, then they may have difficulty interacting with… 

Your Preschooler Can Cook!

Cooking with your child can be fun and provide many opportunities to develop skills in math, literacy, language, and science. Children also develop self-confidence and healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.   Some areas of development that cooking promotes include: Language and communication-Children learn new vocabulary, increase language and promote early literacy. Children can tell you what they…