Bright Beginnings

This program is offered through the Kent Intermediate School District and provides play groups for children and a “Parents as Teachers” program. Groups meet in each community. For program and contact information, visit the KISD website.

Great Start Readiness

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a state-funded free preschool program for qualifying four-year-old children.  Families qualify for free preschool based on income or other factors such as special needs, foster care, etc.  The program requires children to be age four by September 1. Kent Intermediate School District provides support for GSRP classrooms in 18 school districts, and several community-based organizations around Kent County.  Their vision is to provide high quality early childhood experiences for children.  For enrollment information call 616.447.2409, or visit their website