GSRP PROGRAM

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is Michigan's state-funded preschool program for four-year-old children with factors which may place them at risk of educational failure.

http://www.greatstartwayne.org

Age Requirements:

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) was designed to provide high-quality preschool to children at risk for low educational attainment in the school year before they are eligible for kindergarten. Children enrolled in GSRP must be at least 4, but less than 5 years of age as of September 1st of the school year in which the program is offered. 

Program Information:

The program is tuition free for families of eligible children who turn 4 years of age by September 1st. 

Mondays-Thursdays: Full Days

Fridays: No School (Teacher Planning)

Please contact ITAVA for more information

For more support and resources visit http://www.greatstartwayne.org

Qualified Teachers: 

Lead Teachers must meet the GSRP qualifications upon hire. A lead teacher will be considered credentialed for the position with minimally any of the following:

  • A valid Michigan teaching certificate and an Early Childhood Education (ZA) or Early Childhood-General and Special Education (ZS) endorsement, or Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Any GSRP associate teacher must minimally have one of the following: 

  • An associate degree (AA) in Early Childhood Education or Child Development or the equivalent; or 

  • A valid classroom CDA credential

Curriculum: We use Creative Curriculum www.creativecurriculum.org 

Parent/Student Handbook:

The Pre-K Parent/Student Handbook is available from the main office. You may view it here as well. 

DOCUMENTS:

I have an Associate Degree in Applied Science with a focus on Nursing. I have been working with children as a paraprofessional for 10 years, in K-8 classrooms. I have also been working at the Golf Course for 14 years and have been playing golf since I was young. I enjoy bowling and spending time with my 4 yr old daughter Reagan who is here at ITAVA in the GSRP classroom. I enjoy working in the school age room assisting students with their virtual learning.

Our Staff

Mrs. Amy (Lead Teacher)

I'm the lead GSRP teacher. I graduated from Eastern University in 2015 with my Bachelor's Degree. I have a double major in Early Childhood Education with a Special Education endorsement and Elementary Education. I have been working in GSRP for the past 5 years. I really enjoy having family partnerships in this program and love building relationships with the families and children in my class. I am married to my husband, Brandon, and we have two dogs. George is a Dachshund and Angel is a Black Lab. We like to take them for walks and play fetch. In our spare time, we enjoy going to Detroit sports games and hanging out with our family.

Miss. Amira (Lead Teacher)

I've been an employee of the Learning Center since October 2020. I started as an assistant teacher working in the toddler classroom and then was appointed to assistant teacher in the Early Preschool room. I am a mother of 5 children myself and enjoy working with children. I'm in the process of continuing my education to become a Lead Teacher in the GSRP room. I'm happy to be a part of the ITAVA team!

Mrs. Jeanine (Assistant Teacher)

I earned an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood from Schoolcraft College and have worked in the field, servicing Pre-K children, for over 20 years. Prior to coming to ITAVA, I taught at various Head Start sites in the Wayne county area as well as lended added support to classrooms when I was needed. I also mentored new teaching staff on various aspects of the HS program. I took a brief time away to care for my aging father, then returned to HS again to be a classroom member. Since then, I worked as a teacher assistant at Tipton Academy for the past 5 years. I have two adult children and I am the very proud "Nay Nay" of 2 precious grandsons. I love being with my family and friends! I adore being outdoors, gardening, being creative and strive to keep my inner child active and alive working with Preschoolers! 

Miss. Alisia (Assistant Teacher)

Mrs. Donna (Assistant Teacher)

Mr. Chris (Assistant Teacher)

I have an Associate Degree in Applied Science with a focus on Nursing. I have been working with children as a paraprofessional for 10 years, in K-8 classrooms. I have also been working at the Golf Course for 14 years and have been playing golf since I was young. I enjoy bowling and spending time with my 4 yr old daughter Reagan who is here at ITAVA in the GSRP classroom. I enjoy working in the school age room assisting students with their virtual learning.

Miss. Mia (Assistant Teacher)

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