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Old Redford Academy Pre-Kindergarten Program 

Old Redford Academy Pre-Kindergarten Program is developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education.  Our Program is a Michigan licensed pre-kindergarten program. We are an approved Michigan Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) provider.  Also, our pre-kindergarten program is rated by the Michigan Department of Education’s Great Start to Quality Program, and our program is one of the top 10 pre-kindergarten programs as rated through the Excellent Schools Detroit organization.

Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) Requirements for Free Tuition 

Our program is an approved GSRP program developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education. We offer a free tuition based program for children who qualify.  For a child to be eligible for the tuition assistance through the program the child must be four years old by December 1st  in the year of enrollment and a space in the program must be available. Each eligible child must have minimally two risk factors, as defined by GSRP, which are documented in the student’s file. Income must also be documented for each family applying for the free tuition program.

About the Program

This program provides each child with a safe and loving learning environment. Also, our program allows each child time to grow physically, emotionally, socially, and academically. Each day is filled with fun and exciting adventures to help your child develop academically and socially. The curriculum and activities in the classroom are challenging, yet developmentally appropriate and exciting. They allow the students to think for themselves, as well as, provide them time to work with their peers in a positive and productive manner.

The students learn and explore many concepts and themes throughout the school year. Our teachers are well trained, educated, and nurturing individuals. They help the students in all areas of their growth and development while caring for them on a daily basis.   To keep parents informed about their child's growth, progress reports are distributed at parent/teacher conferences and home visits.  We also have parent advisory board meetings and parent data meetings to ensure parents and teachers are all working for the same goal of getting the students kindergarten ready. 

Contact Information

Michael Mercier – Director
313-880-1806 Ext. 151
mmercier@oradistrict.org 

Great Start to Quality

Great Start to Quality is Michigan’s quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) that supports early childhood programs and providers in their efforts to improve their programs. We also help Michigan families find and choose quality child care programs that meet their children’s needs. 

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