Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)

The Guidance Center’s Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a high quality preschool program for four-year-old children with factors that may place them at risk of low educational obtainment.


What do we offer?

Full day classes Monday – Thursday
Certified teachers who work in partnership with parents
A safe, nurturing learning environment
Four program locations:

  • Sunnyside Children’s Center in Huron, MI
  • Walter White Elementary in River Rouge, MI
  • Erving Elementary in Woodhaven, MI
  • Wegienka Elementary School in Brownstown, MI
  • Calvary Lutheran Church/Lincoln Park Head Start in Lincoln Park, MI


What is our goal?

Our primary goal is to provide four-year-old children, who may be at risk of low educational obtainment, with a high quality preschool experience that will prepare them socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically for school and for life.


Who can receive services?

Families with a four-year-old child who reside in or near the program locations are welcome to enroll if they meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Age of child verified by birth certificate
  • Residency of the family
  • Annual income
  • Documented factors that place the child at educational risk:
    • Extremely low and low family income
    • Diagnosed disability
    • Identified developmental delay
    • English is secondary language in home
    • Parent low educational attainment
    • Abuse/neglect of child or parent
    • Environmental risk



Our job is to assist in building, maintaining and enhancing the Early Childhood system in Detroit and Wayne County – as a partner. We focus our efforts by embracing two major areas of thought and action:

  • Ready SchoolsReady ServicesReady Communities and Ready Families all supporting and surrounding Ready Children who are ready for success in school and life.
  • Recognizing and promoting third-grade reading proficiency as an eight-year process.



For more information contact Suzanne Wilson at 734-785-7705 x7599 or, or Brenda Brooks at 734-785-7705 x7434 or


TGC partners with The Great Start Collaborative-Wayne to create a coordinated system of services and develop resources to build a strong foundation for children and their families.