PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION - Call 819-2111 to find out your neighborhood school.

KINDERGARTEN - for children who turn 5 YEARS OLD by September 1: Contact your neighborhood school or the Early Childhood Office (616) 819-2111 to find out your neighborhood "attendance area" school.


PRESCHOOL - 4 YEAR OLDS (must be 4 by September 1): We offer the GREAT START READINESS PROGRAM, for qualifying families at 22 sites within the Grand Rapids Public School district. Contact the Early Childhood Office, (616) 819-2111, for your attendance area preschool location. A completed intake application must be done before your child is placed at a school.

PRESCHOOL - 3 YEAR OLDS (must be 3 by September 1): Both Grand Rapids Montessori Public School and North Park Montessori accept some 3 year olds in their programs on a tuition basis. Please contact the COMMUNITY & STUDENT SERVICES department for more information about Theme Schools at (616) 819-2150.

Matthew Beresford
Director of Early Childhood
1331 Franklin ST SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0117
Phone: (616) 819-2111
Fax: (616) 819-2104

  • Matthew Beresford Early Childhood Director