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Head Start

Head Start is a federally-funded preschool program.  Its success is based on compassionate partnerships between Head Start program staff and parents. In Michigan, local Head Start programs work with families to remove barriers to success and to deepen parents’ ability to support their children.

Visit the Michigan Head Start Association website.

Great Start Readiness Program

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a state-funded preschool program with aims that are similar to those of Head Start.  While fewer children qualify for Head Start than GSRP, Great Start Readiness Program also serves families whose circumstances indicate a need for free early childhood education.

Visit the Michigan Department of Education website about GSRP.


Complete an interest form today to find out if your child is eligible for high quality preschool programing at not cost to you!

Application Signature Form - Required Document.

Do you have a 3, 4, or 5-year-old who is struggling to learn?

Special education services may be available for your 3, 4, or 5-year-old through your local school district.  There are a range of conditions that could potentially impact a child's learning ability including, speech/language impairment, cognitive impairment, Autism Spectrum Disorder, emotional impairment, traumatic brain injury, hearing or visual impairment, Early Childhood Developmental Delay or a specific learning disability.  Intervening early can in many cases resolve, or at least limit, a child's roadblock to learning.

If you are concerned about your 3, 4, or 5-year olds development and would like to request a Special Education Evaluation, contact the Build Up Michigan Coordinator, Alicia Kruk at (734) 994-8100 x 1272. 

Link to Build Up MI external website

ADA & Accessibility

Our School Strives To Ensure Our Website Is Accessible To All Our Visitors 

Washtenaw ISD is committed to providing a website that is fully accessible and we are currently in the process of developing a new website to better meet the needs of our customers. Our new website will include improvements to ADA compliance and accessibility, and during this transition, we remain committed to maintaining our existing website's accessibility and usability. 

ADA Compliance

Non Discrimination

It is the policy and commitment of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any legally protected characteristic, in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies in accordance with Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, executive order 11246 as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all other pertinent state and Federal regulations.

Non Discrimination Information

Title IX Coordinator ADA and Title IX Coordinator
Brian Marcel
Associate Superintendent
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1402
Cassandra Harmon-Higgins
Executive Director, HR & Legal Services
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1311