Early Childhood Programs

Early Childhood Programs

Merritt Academy Charter Preschool | Early Childhood Programs

  • Four Year Old Preschool Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)
    The purpose of this program is to provide an environment which promotes the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of the children.  The curriculum consists of hands-on activities involving large group, small group, and individualized learning situations.  This class has a limited number of students and meets Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    The Great Start Readiness Program is funded by the State of Michigan and is free to families that qualify.  The children eligible for this program must be four years on or before December 1st of the year they enter the program.  Qualifications do change from year to year.  These qualifications are established by the State of Michigan.  Please call 586-749-6000 Ext 5 for more information and changes.

    Before and after school care is offered at an additional cost.

  • Three Year Old Preschool
    The three year old preschool class currently meets Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Some of the program goals include:

    *  Children will learn how to get along with their peers through problem solving.
    *  Children will develop large and small motor skills.
    *  Children will be allowed to share ideas and feelings.
    *  Children will be allowed to make choices and feel they have a decision in what they do.
    *  Children will learn to accept their peers feelings and opinions.
    *  Children will develop the necessary cognitive skills needed for school age learning.
    *  Children will develop an understanding of the diverse community around them.
    *  Families will be openly accepted into the classroom and parent participation will be welcomed.

    For more information on the program for three year olds, please contact us at 586-749-6000 Ext 5.

  • Free Full-Day Kindergarten Program
    Must be 5 on or before September 1st. If your child’s birthday falls between September 2 and December 1st of the year they enter the program, you may apply for a waiver.  *Class size limited to 24 children.

Please see the attachments below for details about our programs:

For more information, please contact us at:

Merritt Academy
59900 Havenridge Rd
New Haven, MI 48048
(586) 749-6000