Great Start Readiness Preschool

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a state-funded center-based preschool program serving income-eligible four-year-olds. 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. 

First Day: September 12, 2023, from 9:00-11:00 AM. First Full Day will be September 13, 2023

Northside Child Development Center
2020 N. 5th Street
Niles, MI 49120
Half Day: 8:20 AM-12:00 PM
Full Day: 8:20 AM-3:20 PM
Contact Michelle Skalla
(269) 683-1982
Age 4 by Dec. 1, 2023
Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA
3665 Hollywood Road
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Half Day: 8:45 AM-12:30 PM
Full Day: 8:15 AM-3:15 PM
Contact Kelly Freye
(269) 428-9622
Age 4 by Dec. 1, 2023

Before & After School Care at Northside

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

Before Care 7:00 AM - Start of School

Montessori: $33/week
GSRP: $26/week

After Care End of School - 5:00 PM

Montessori: $33/week
GSRP: $26/week

Before & After School Care at Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA

Please contact Kelly Freye at for more information on before and after care at the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA.

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.