• Pre-K Programs & Information



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    Now accepting applications for the 
    2020-2021 program year!
     
    Apply Online
     
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    Dear Pre-Kindergarten Family,

    We're so excited to be a part of your child's next adventure! A quality pre-kindergarten (PRE-K) experience makes for a remarkable start and a major difference in a child's kindergarten preparation and success.
     
    Please be aware that according to new guidelines, all children must be: 
    • 3 years old on or before December 1* in order to be age eligible for the 3-year-old programs.
    • 4 years old on or before December 1* in order to be age eligible for the 4-year-old programs.
    *Placement may be prioritized for children who will be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1.
     
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    Kalamazoo County PRE-K is made up of the following programs: 
    • Head Start – Federally-funded education for eligible 3- and 4-year-olds 
    • Kalamazoo County Ready 4s – Private and public early childhood providers for 4-year-olds 
    • Great Start Readiness Program – State-funded PRE-K programs for eligible 4-year-olds
    • All Kalamazoo County PRE-K programs are licensed by the state of Michigan. 
    • All programs offer a joyful, intentional, life changing education through a high-quality curriculum that includes positive social skill development and a variety of social and learning activities.
    • All programs offer parent and family activities.
    • All programs use a common PRE-K application with documentation of the child's age and residency and the parent's income to determine a child's eligibility.
     More information can be found on the KRESA website. 
     
    Questions? Need help? Call (269) 250-9333.
     
    Please, check the required paperwork for PRE-K registration.  
     
    You can fill out the 2020-2021 PRE-K Application online.
     
    You could also download a hard copy of the 2020-2021 pre-K application (spanish version)
     
    Completed applications and required documents may be sent to:
     
    Head Start
    Attn: Enrollment
    422 E. South St.
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007
     
    Fax: (269) 250-9868