The Great Start Collaborative of Charlevoix, Emmet, and Northern Antrim counties is made up of community leaders and organizations from each county that have a vested interest in Early Childhood Investment. We are representatives from business, health, education, human services, higher education, non-profit, court systems, philanthropy, and parents who are implementing a plan to address the needs of young children within our Northern Michigan Communities.
G R E A T S T A R T C O L L A B O R A T I V E
Charlevoix, Emmet, & Northern Antrim Counties
To apply for FREE PRESCHOOL, you must schedule an appointment!
Children of ALL abilities are encouraged to apply.
Adaptations will be provided when necessary for successful
involvement of all children.
Transportation may be provided in some districts.
GSRP Partner Programs are offered in the following communities within local school districts or community based organizations:
Head Start Programs are offered in the following communities:
Great Start Collaborative Preschool Scholarship Partners
- Alanson Stretch Program - Alanson
- Blackbird Childcare Center - Harbor Springs
- Boyne City Preschool - Boyne City
- Bright Beginnings - Charlevoix
- Children's Learning Center, WRC - Petoskey
- Early Learners Program - Boyne City
- East Jordan Pre J and Co-Op
- Northern Michigan Community Child Care Development Center - Petoskey
- Petoskey Children's Nursery - Petoskey
- St. Francis Child Development Center - Petoskey
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Head Start
- LTBB Head Start in Pellston
For the ease and convenience of parents, our local community has established a joint recruitment and application process for all Free preschool opportunities.
Eligibility and prioritization for
these programs is NOT based solely on income.
We encourage all
If your preschool program is interested in becoming a scholarship partner call Susan Chowen at 231.582.8070
FREE Preschool for Children
3, 4, & 5 Years Old
in Charlevoix, Emmet, & Northern Antrim Counties
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