Ionia County is pleased to offer free preschool programs through Head Start and the Great Start Readiness Program. These programs are for children ages 3 through 5. Children qualify based on individual family circumstances.
This is a step by step process to determine if your child is eligible to attend a FREE preschool program in Ionia County — Great Start Readiness Program or Head Start.
Begin the application process here!
In order to complete this application you must be able to report the gross income of the parent/guardian(s) of the child.
The application on this website is the first step in the process for many preschool options. It helps us connect you with the program that is best for your family. Please fill out the application above or call 616-489-2107.
After completing the application, you will still need to complete program enrollement forms and provide documentation to verify eligibility. Completing this preschool application does not guarantee a program placement.
Enrollment is based on individual family experiences, one or more of the following may qualify your child:
- 4 years old on or before December 1st
- Family Income
- Develepmental Concerns
- Challenging Behavior
- English as a Second Language
- Environmental Risks – Abuse, Addiction, Mental Health
- Family/School Difficulties
- Single Parent Home
- Change in Guardianship