The Woodhaven-Brownstown School District believes early childhood education, from birth to five years old is a foundational phase in a child s life, laying the groundwork for their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth. It is during these years that children acquire essential skills and knowledge that will help shape their perspectives, abilities, interactions, and habits throughout their lives.
Early On is Michigan's system for helping families of infants and toddlers, birth to age three who have developmental delay(s) and/or disabilities. Early On supports and partners with families to promote the development of their infants and toddlers in developmental areas, such as:
physical (reaching, rolling, crawling, and walking)
cognitive (thinking, learning, solving problems)
communication (talking, listening, understanding, gesturing)
social-emotional (feeling secure, able to calm, playing with others)
self-help (eating, dressing)
Early On partners with families, using their daily routines to work on supporting the growth and development of their babies. During the first three years of life, a baby's brain grows and changes dramatically. Early On emphasizes early identification and early referral to minimize delays and maximize developmental outcomes. Understanding your child's development may help you recognize if your child needs a referral.
Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)
The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is Michigan's state-funded preschool for four-year-old children with factors which may place them at-risk of educational failure.
The Woodhaven-Brownstown School District now offers two GSRP classrooms to those who qualify. During the month of September, qualifying families registered, in-take meetings were held with staff and home visits were made. With all the logistics in place, the two classrooms at Wegienka and Erving Elementary Schools opened for business.
If you would like information on either expansion program, please contact the appropriate personnel listed below:
Early On Expansion: Matt Salah, Director of Special Services, email@example.com
GSRP Preschool: Josh Satterfield, Director of Curriculum, firstname.lastname@example.org