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. 

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
Full Day: 8:20 AM-3:20 PM

Contact Michelle Skalla
(269) 683-1982
Age 4 by Dec. 1, 2024
Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA
3665 Hollywood Road
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Half Day: 8:45 AM-12:30 PM
Full Day: 8:45 AM-3:15 PM
Contact Kelly Freye
(269) 428-9622
Age 4 by Dec. 1, 2024

Before & After School Care at Northside

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

Before Care 7:30 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

Northside Enrollment Paperwork          Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA Enrollment Paperwork

Parent Handbook

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