Free Great Start Readiness program
Orchard View Early Elementary 2830 MacArthur Rd.


All-day (7 hr) classroom sessions available
Monday – Thursday

* Parent transportation is required
* Meals provided for All-day sessions

All Children must be 4 Years old on or before
September 1st of the current year.


Families qualify by income and family life experience factors.


To get started, download and fill out the applications listed below. Once the application is completed, please bring in the application and the following to the Great Start Readiness location: 

Birth Certificate:
you must provide your child’s certified birth certificate. Certificates may be obtained from the county building (county in which your child was born).

Immunization Records:
Official MCIR (Michigan Care Improvement Registry) from physicians office.

Proof of Income: 
Proof of the last 12 months of income or last years income tax return or W-2 form.

Health Forms:
A green health form will be provided at the application appointment and is available at your doctor’s office. a physical examination is required. Immunizations are available for a fee at the Muskegon County Health Department, 209 E. Apple Ave.

Proof of Residency:
Copy of the most recent utility bill including name and address.


For more information or to Enroll: Call 231-70-1810 or 231-760-177 or email