Preschool: Here I Come!

Will your child be four years old by December 1, 2024?

Many families are eligible for free or low-cost preschool for the 2024-25 school year. To find out more and to apply, visit our Free Preschool page.

Join us for "Preschool: Here I Come!", an open house-style events to learn more about the Great Start Readiness Program preschool. Visit classrooms, meet teachers, ask questions and complete the preschool intake application at these events.

The open houses are:

  • Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
  • Friday, April 26, 9-11 a.m.
  • Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Grand Rapids Public School locations only)

Some locations are offering open houses at both times, while others are open just during one time period. Be sure to check the location you want to visit for specifics.

Find the location most convenient for you below.

Byron Center | Caledonia | Cedar Springs | Comstock Park | Forest Hills | Grand Rapids Downtown | Grand Rapids NE | Grand Rapids NW | Grand Rapids SE | Grand Rapids SW | Grandville | Kent City | Kentwood | Lowell | Middleville | Rockford | Sparta | Walker | Wyoming 


Byron Center
Byron Center Charter School
9930 Burlingame Ave SW
Byron Center, MI 49315
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Byron Center Public Schools
Byron Center Early Childhood Center
2300 84th St. SW
Byron Center, MI 49315
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Childtime of Byron Center
6975 Byron Center Ave.
Byron Center, MI 49315
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Caledonia

Caledonia Community Schools
Caledonia Elementary
9770 Duncan Lake Ave. SE
Caledonia, MI 49316
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Caledonia Community Schools
Duncan Lake Early Childhood Center
9751 Duncan Lake Ave.
Caledonia, MI 49316
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Caledonia Community Schools
Dutton Elementary
3820 68th St. SE
Caledonia, MI 49316
Friday, April 26, 9 -11 a.m.

Cedar Springs
Cedar Springs Public Schools
Early Childhood Center at Red Hawk Intermediate
204 E. Muskegon St.
Cedar Springs, MI 49319
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

The Village Learning Center
190 N. Main St.
Cedar Springs, MI 49319
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Comstock Park
Comstock Park Public Schools
Greenridge Early Childhood Center
3825 Oakridge Ave. NW
Comstock Park, MI 49321
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Comstock Park Head Start
3825 Oakridge Ave. NW
Comstock Park, MI 49321
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Forest Hills
Forest Hills Public Schools
Ada Elementary
731 Ada Drive SE
Ada, MI 49301
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Forest Hills Public Schools
Collins Elementary
4368 Heather Lane SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Childtime East Paris
1901 E. Paris Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Kent ISD
Kent Career Tech Center West
1800 Leffingwell Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Tutor Time Learning Center
3280 Grand Ridge Drive
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Milestones Early Learning - Cascade
4527 Cascade Road SE, Suite A
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Tutor Time - 28th Street
6690 Old 28th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Grand Rapids Downtown
GSRP at David D. Hunting YMCA
475 Lake Michigan Dr. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

GRCC's Early Childhood Learning Laboratory
210 Lyon St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Grand Rapids Northeast
Grand Rapids Public Schools
Aberdeen Academy
928 Aberdeen St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grand Rapids Public Schools
Coit Creative Arts Academy
617 Coit Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grand Rapids Public Schools
Kent Hills Elementary
1445 Emerald Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Northview Public Schools
West Oakview Elementary
3880 Stuyvesant Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Northview Public Schools
North Oakview Elementary
4300 Costa NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525palm
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Grand Rapids Public Schools
Palmer Elementary
309 Palmer St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grand Rapids Public Schools
Wellerwood Early Childhood Center
800 Wellerwood St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Plainfield Head Start
1710 Woodworth St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

YMCA GSRP at Yankee Clipper Library
2025 Leonard St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Grand Rapids Northwest

AppleTree Gilden Woods (Monroe)
1953 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Grand Rapids Public Schools
CA Frost Environmental Science Academy Elementary
1460 Laughlin Dr. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grand Rapids Public Schools
Harrison Park Academy
1440 Davis Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grand Rapids Public Schools
Shawmut Hills
2550 Burritt St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grand Rapids Public Schools
Sibley Elementary
943 Sibley St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Springhill Head Start
2626 Walker Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Grand Rapids Southeast

Alger Head Start
256 Alger St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center
409 Lafayette Ave. SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Grand Rapids Public Schools
Brookside Elementary
2505 Madison Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School
Evergreen Campus
1630 Griggs St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Grand Rapids Public Schools
Campus Elementary
710 Benjamin Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grand Rapids Public Schools
Congress Elementary
940 Baldwin St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grand Rapids Public Schools
Dickinson Academy
448 Dickinson St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grand Rapids Public Schools
Gerald R. Ford Academic Center
851 Madison Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507hop
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Henry Head Start
551 Henry Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Hope Academy of West Michigan
240 Brown St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Grand Rapids Public Schools
Ken-O-Sha Park Elementary
1353 Van Auken St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grand Rapids Public Schools
Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Academy
645 Logan St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503m
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grand Rapids Public Schools
Mulick Park Elementary
1761 Rosewood Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sylvan Head Start
1875 Rosewood Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

GSRP at YMCA Jaqueline Baber-Bey Child Development Center
415 Franklin St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

New Branches Charter Academy
3662 Poinsettia Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Thursday, April 25, 5 - 7 p.m.

Grand Rapids Public Schools
Sherwood Park Global Studies Academy
3859 Chamberlain Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

YMCA GSRP at River City Scholars
944 Evergreen St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Grand Rapids Southwest

Early Learning Center
641 Vries St. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Grand Rapids Public Schools
Buchanan Elementary
1775 Buchanan Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grand Rapids Public Schools
Burton Elementary
2133 Buchanan Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grand Rapids Public Schools
Cesar E. Chavez Elementary
1205 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Little Steps Preschool at SECOM Resource Center
1545 Buchanan Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Grand Rapids Public Schools
Southwest Elementary School - Academie Bilingue
801 Oakland Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, April 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grandville
Grandville Public Schools
Central Elementary
4052 Prairie St. SW
Grandville, MI 49418
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Grandville Public Schools
South Elementary
3650 Navaho St. SW
Grandville, MI 49418
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Grandville Public Schools
Grandville Education Center
3481 Fairlanes St. SW
Grandville, MI 49418
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Kiddie Academy of Wyoming
4180 56th St. SW
Wyoming, MI 49418
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

Visser Family YMCA GSRP
3540 Fairlanes Ave. SW
Grandville, MI 49418
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Kent City
Kent City Community Schools
Kent City Elementary
29 College St.
Kent City, MI 49330
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Kentwood
Kentwood Public Schools
Hamilton Early Childhood Center
3303 Breton Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Langley Child Care
4220 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Kentwood Public Schools
Explorer Elementary
2307 68th St. SE
Caledonia, MI 49316
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Childtime (Kentwood)
3916 52nd St. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Kentwood Head Start
5360 Eastern Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

 

Lowell
Lowell Area Schools
Bushnell Elementary
700 Elizabeth St. SE
Lowell, MI 49331
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Middleville

Thornapple Kellogg Schools
Thornapple Kellogg Early Childhood Center
3316 Bender Rd.
Middleville, MI 49333
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Rockford
Rockford Public Schools
Cannonsburg Elementary
4894 Sturgis Ave. NE
Rockford, MI 49341
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Sparta
Sparta Area Schools
Sparta Early Childhood Center
480 S. State St.
Sparta, MI 49345
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Walker
AppleTree Gilden Woods - Walker West
2142 Three Mile Road NW
Walker, MI 49544
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

AppleTree Gilden Woods - Walker East
2025 Three Mile Road NW
Walker, MI 49544
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Kenowa Hills Public Schools
Kenowa Hills Early Childhood Center
3971 Richmond St. NW
Walker, MI 49534
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science
Nature Based Preschool
4463 Leonard St. NW
Walker, MI 49534
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Wyoming

Godwin Heights Public Schools
Godwin Heights Early Childhood Center
28 Bellevue St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Kelloggsville Public Schools
Kelloggsville Early Childhood Center
977 44th St. SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Over Achievers Academy
5440 S. Division Ave.
Wyoming, MI 49548
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Milestones Early Learning - Wyoming
4075 64th St. SW
Wyoming, MI 49418
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Wyoming Public Schools
Rogers Lane Elementary
2929 Rogers Lane Ave. SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Wyoming Public Schools
Wyoming Early Childhood Center
4334 Byron Center Ave. SW
Wyoming, MI 49519
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

South Godwin Head Start
28 Bellevue St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Rogers Lane Head Start
2929 Rogers Lane Ave. SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Thursday, April 25, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

GSRP at Wyoming YMCA Child Development Center
5722 Metro Way
Wyoming, MI 49519
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

Mommy Recharge
3219 Eastern Ave. SE, Grand Rapids
Friday, April 26, 9 - 11 a.m.

 

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