• Now Accepting GSRP PreK Applications for Fall 2020!
    Apply online or visit a Pop-Up Enrollment Center.

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Early Childhood

  •  The Office of Early Childhood ensures that all children, especially those in highest need, 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, and developmentally on track
    • Children are developmentally ready to succeed in school
    • Children are prepared to succeed by achieving appropriate grade level reading proficiencies

    We offer two prekindergarten programs:


    Detroit Public Schools Community District's FREE Public Montessori program is dedicated to the Montessori philosophy. We are strongly invested in creating a unique, student-centered learning environment and helping families nurture respectful, responsible, and resourceful children. Learn about Montessori and the application process here. 

    Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)

    Students selected for the Great Start Readiness Program must meet income guidelines. Students from Wayne County are accepted. Students who do not live in Wayne County must obtain a release from the Intermediate School District (ISD) where they live in order to enroll. Learn more about GSRP here.

    APPLY today for DPSCD GSRP Pre-K

    Two easy application options:

    1. Online
    2. In person at a school during normal school hours

    Required Enrollment Documents

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