The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a state-funded free preschool program for qualifying 4 year old children. Children can qualify for the program if the family income is within the guidelines and if they are 4 years old by December 1st. GSRP children attend class Monday through Thursday, meals and snacks are provided by the program. The classroom ratio is 8 to 1 and there are two teachers in each classroom who have degrees within the field of early childhood. We have a strong partnership with our families and use this to create the best possible preschool experience for children.
All children develop at their own pace but below you will find a list of developmental milestones that we see in the GSRP classroom.
Language and Cognitive Milestone
4 and 5 year old children are better able to carry on conversations. Their vocabulary is growing and so is their thought process. You will find that your child is better able to think logically and be more successful at controlling their emotions.
Most children enjoy singing, rhyming and making up words. They are very energetic and silly.
4 and 5 year old children learn their large motor skills through play and they should be running, hopping, throwing kicking balls and climbing with ease.
They are also practicing their fine motor skills such as cutting, using eating utensils, drawing a person, building with blocks and copying shapes
Emotional and Social Milestones
4 and 5 year old children are figuring out that it is not always about him or her and becoming less self-centered. They are starting to understand about other people’s feelings and should be more capable of working through conflicts as well as expressing their emotions with words.
The GSRP program uses the HighScope Curriculum. The HighScope curriculum is a developmentally appropriate approach that is child centered and promotes active learning. The use of learning centers, active learning and the plan-do-review cycle, as well as allowing children to progress at their own pace, provides for children’s individual and special needs. If you would like some more details about our curriculum, please click the link below.
3 Extra Outfits
3 Pairs Of Socks
Prepared Bottles For The Day
8:30-8:50 Sign In/Greeting
8:50-9:10 Small Group
9:10-9:25 Large Group
9:25-9:45 Wash Hands/Snack
9:55-10:55 Work Time
10:55-11:05 Clean Up
11:15-12:00 Outside Time
12:00-12:30 Wash Hands/Lunch
12:30-12:50 Brush Teeth/ Bathroom
12:50-1:50 Rest Time
3:00-3:20 Wash hands/Snack
3:20-3:30 Large Group
What Our Families are Saying
“The staff in the infant room at Heartfelt Impressions is one of a kind. They make my daughter feel like she’s right at home. They read to her, interact with her through music and play, and love her as if she was their own. When I leave her in the morning, I know she is in the best of hands and that she is going to have an amazing day.”
“We couldn’t be happier about the choice we made to send our infant and 4-year-old daughters to Heartfelt Impressions!”
“We are so happy with our experience at Heartfelt Impressions. We researched 25 local child care providers, touring 8. What sold us on Heartfelt was that they interact with the babies on a very personal level, as if each is their own.”