Preschool Age 3 to 5

Wondering about preschool options?

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Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)

TBAISD partners with many local schools and childcare centers to provide no or low-cost high-quality preschool options for qualifying 4-year-olds through the Great Start Readiness Program. Families with children of all abilities are encouraged to apply. Are you interested in  completing an application or finding out more?

Contact TBAISD Early Childhood Department: 231.922.6437

Great Start Readiness Program Sites and Star Rating

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Head Start

Parents are actively involved by volunteering, attending relevant training and participating in the planning, budgeting and staff selection process. Each child enrolled is assessed individually in both cognitive and emotional domains to foster the greatest possibility for school success. Children receive medical and dental services and establish sound nutritional habits that are developed on a daily basis in the classroom. Head Start works with other community resource providers to ensure the needs of each family is met. 

For more information contact NMCAA at 231.947.3780

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Great Start to Quality Northwest Resource Center

Seeking other quality preschool or childcare options? Discover more options from the Great Start to Quality Northwest Resource Center

For more information call 877.614.7328


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Special education assessments for preschool age children (age 3-6) is available to families who have concerns about their three- to six-year-old child's development. Children must qualify to receive services under the special education guidelines. The Preschool Assessment Team provides evaluation services for all school districts served in the TBAISD region to assist in identifying early special education needs of children showing signs of developmental delay.

For more information about Preschool Assessment Services call 231.922.6288

TBAISD Education Diagnostic Center
1101 Silver Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684


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The instructional resources site linked below is designed to help support early childhood educators and parents in the Traverse Bay Area.  If you are looking for specific information and cannot find it in the resources site, please contact us and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

Pre-Kindergarten Instructional Resources