Great Start Readiness Preschool

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a state-funded center-based preschool program serving income-eligible four-year-old children. The goal of GSRP is to provide every preschooler with the best educational opportunities through our child-centered, hands-on curriculum set in a rich learning environment that is created through our families, community, and professional staff. 

Northside Child Development Center
2020 N. 5th Street
Niles, MI 49120
Contact Michelle Skalla
(269) 683-1982
Age 4 by Sept. 1, 2021
Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA
3665 Hollywood Road
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Contact Michelle Skalla
(269) 683-1982
Age 4 by Dec. 1, 2021

Before & After School Care

Before & After School Care is open to GSRP students and is held on-site.

Before Care 7:00 AM - Start of School $13/week
After Care End of School - 6:00 PM $20/week
Friday Care 7:00 AM-6:00 PM $40/day

Enrollment Inquiry

Please note, completion of paperwork does not guarantee enrollment. To inquire about program availability, please contact Michelle Skalla at

Enrollment Paperwork

Parent Handbook

Click here to download our parent handbook.