Early Childhood

  • DPSCD is still accepting applications for the current school year. Families may also apply for the 2023-24 school year!

    Three easy steps to apply for GSRP PreK:

    1. Complete the Application Form:
      1. Applying for this year (2022-23 school year): Click here PreK Application 22-23 SY
      2. Applying for next year (2023-24 school year): Click here PreK Application 23-24 SY
    2. Gather required documents - see the list below
    3. A DPSCD Pre-K teacher will contact you regarding a virtual family conference 

    Required Enrollment Documents:
    • Child’s Official Birth Certificate
    • Child’s Immunization Record or Waiver
    • Child’s Health Appraisal 
    • Parent/Guardian ID
    • Parent Proof of Income

    The Office of Early Childhood ensures that all children have access to high-quality early learning and development programs and enter kindergarten prepared for success. We ensure that all early childhood outcomes include:

    • Children thriving
    • Children are developmentally ready to succeed in school
    • Children are prepared to succeed by achieving appropriate grade level reading proficiencies

    We provide a free, high-quality early learning experience for students who are 4 years old by December 1st of the current school year in two prekindergarten programs:


    Detroit Public Schools Community District's FREE Public Montessori program is dedicated to the Montessori philosophy. We create a unique, student-centered learning environment and help families nurture respectful, responsible, and resourceful children. 

    Application is now open for the 2023-24 school year - Apply today!  Learn about Montessori here.   


Contact Information

  • Department of Early Learning 

    16164 Asbury Park
    Detroit, MI 48235

    Phone: (313) 347-8923 
    Enrollment: (313) 347-8923 

    Amanda Mattea
    Deputy Executive Director