Early Learning Opportunities

Foundations for School Success

In an effort to help all students succeed, we are providing early childhood experiences to provide the foundations for school success.  Below is a chart describing each program to help you consider options that may be fit your child's needs.  All of the programs are taught by certified staff members who have skill and experience in teaching preschool children. All facilities are licensed. 

Pick up an Application

The first step in the application process is to pick up an Application Form from any school office or at Central Services Facility.  When you pick up the form, your name will be added to our spreadsheet.  As soon as the forms are completed and submitted, they will be forwarded to the appropriate program to determine eligibility.  You will be notified as soon as possible of your child's placement options.  Thank you for choosing Greenville Public Schools!



Location / Schedule

Eligibility Requirements

Fees / Application

(GSRP) Great Start Readiness Program

Program serves 4-year- olds who can benefit from a preschool experience and/or who may be at risk for learning.

Program includes home visits.

Transportation is not currently provided.

Lincoln Heights and Cedar Crest Elementary

4 days a week full days

4 years old by Sept. 1

Enrollment priority based on at-risk factors

Students who do not meet at-risk criteria may be accepted on a tuition basis

Free for students who meet eligibility requirements

Tuition (if slots are available) (payment plans will be arranged)

(ECSE) Early Childhood Special Education

Program serves students identified as being at risk for learning in the areas of speech and language, developmental delays and fine/gross motor skills.

Transportation is provided for students in this program

Cedar Crest

5 days a week for ½ day

AM or PM sections

3–5 years old by Sept. 1

Students will have to qualify for the program and will have an IEP (Individualized Educational Program) established before they begin the school year. 

Students must be residents of Greenville Public Schools.

Free for eligible students

Parents may schedule an appointment for their child to be screened by calling Deb Hansen at 616-754-1996

Children's Corner

Licensed preschool/ kindergarten readiness program. Taught by licensed staff.

Licensed Child Care Program

Baldwin Heights and Walnut Hills Elementary

5 days a week for ½ day or full day


Baldwin Heights and Walnut Hills Elementary

5 days per week

6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Walnut Hills only is open during snow days, fog delays, etc. and during the summer.

3 years old by Nov. 1



3-11 year-olds

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*Multiple child/family rates are available