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4 Year Olds

Designed to provide four year old children with the skills they will need to be successful in school when they enter kindergarten.
The READINESS PROGRAM is funded through a grant from the State of Michigan. Placement in the program is based on the individual need and family needs. After careful review of all applications, determination is made as to whether placement in the program will meet the needs of the child.
The classroom program is taught by a certified teacher and a teacher assistant. The philosophy is based on allowing children to develop their skills and abilities through a variety of experiences. Our goal is not to teach the ABC’s, but to allow the children the opportunity to developmentally progress as they mature.

Program Requirements

  • Residence in the Kent Intermediate School District
  • At least two home visits scheduled during the year
  • Attendance by the parent or guardian at scheduled school parent-teacher conferences
  • Parental involvement at school functions at least two times during the year
  • Completion of the application including an official copy of the child’s birth certificate, current immunization record, proof of income, and proof of residency.

 Please contact the county wide recruitment office at (616) 447-2409 for additional information.