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School is coming quickly...ready?


She's your darling little girl...He's your handsome little man.  They grow up quick don't they?  Picking out your first backpack and new school shoes are just the start of a long journey in a life of learning.  Before you know it, you will be planning that open house and sifting through college information. For many reasons that first day of school is one that both parents and kids often dread...and we want to help.


The Great Start of Cheboygan, Otsego, and Presque Isle counties (COP) have collaborated with preschools and kindergarten teachers and classrooms to empower you the parent to be sure your little one is ready for that first big day!  We are proud to introduce a pair of resources for you as a parent!


1.  Download our printable brochure for more kindergarten

     readiness information.


2.  Here are some excellent tools to help understand why and how 

      working to prepare your child for Kindergarten is so important: 






3.  The Great Start Readiness Program


     The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is Michigan's state-funded

     preschool program for four-year-old children with factors which may

     place them at risk of educational failure.  The program is administered

     by the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Great Start.



4.  Kindergarten.......Here I Come Program

    The Kindergarten.........Here I Come program is a 90 minute class

       for parents of children from 2-5  years old. Held throughout

       Cheboygan, Otsego, and Presque Isle Counties, parents will be

       empowered to give their children the best opporutnity to succeed in 


5.  Downloadable Flip Chart for Pre-schoolers 

      Download our flip book to do with your child as they face the 

      new and exciting opportunities that lie ahead as they go to pre-school. 

The Kindergarten....Here I Come Program is a 

product of the Strengthening Families Framework


For additional resources published for parents just like you

by the State of Michigan go to:

Reading Readiness

Unfamiliar with the new laws that have been passed about 3rd Grade Reading Readiness? Click below for more info!

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