4 Year Old Preschool Options

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Holly Area Schools Early Childhood Department believes that individual children develop best in a nurturing classroom environment with active learning experiences.  With the HighScope curriculum, our teachers build students' confidence toward the development of skills based on Michigan Early Childhood Standards of Quality.  We foster supportive relationships with families and community partners to enrich the child's emotional and social development.  These beliefs guide our practice and provide the framework for program decisions.

Great Start Readiness Program

  • Monday-Thursday, All Day Programming
  • The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is Michigan's state-funded preschool program for four-year-old children.  Specific research related to GSRP indicates that children who were provided a high-quality preschool experience show significant positive developmental progress when compared to children who did not attend preschool.
  • This is a Free or low-cost preschool program for four-year-olds funded by the State of Michigan.
  • GSRP standards require four parent contacts per year, which include 2 home visits and 2 conferences per year.
  • The GSRP program offers an inclusive preschool environment for children of all abilities.
  • Currently, our GSRP programs are offered at Holly Elementary, Rose Pioneer, Davisburg and Patterson Elementary.  
  • School hours are based on location.
  • Teachers for this program hold a bachelor's degree with a child development associate.
  • Our GSRP programs are licensed programs that  currently with a ratio of 1 staff to 8 students
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided in this all-day program.
  • Holly Schools uses the High Scope curriculum which is a research-based curriculum that includes Social Emotional, Physical, Health, Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Arts, Science, and Social Studies.
  • Before and After school child care available. 


Tuition Based Preschool

  • We offer Monday through Thursday full-day programming. Tuition is based on a full-week schedule. We do not offer partial week options.  
    • Full Day Hours:  9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Currently, our tuition locations will be located at all Elementary Schools.
  • Your child must be four years old on or before December 1st of the current school year.  
  • Tuition programs do not have eligibility requirements.  
  • Our Tuition Program is licensed with a ratio 1 staff to 8 students  (Currently the state is working on legislation to increase the ratio to 1:10.   If this is passed, Holly Area Schools will follow the state guidelines.)
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided to our students.
  • Holly Schools uses the High Scope curriculum which is a research-based curriculum that includes Social Emotional, Physical, Health, Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Arts, Science, and Social Studies.
  • Before and After school child care is available, please visit the Before and After School / Latchkey page for more details

Holly Preschool Tuition 2024-2025. Rates will expire June 7, 2025. 

There is a $50 NON-REFUNDABLE Registration Fee due upon registering per year and per family. Tuition is due on the following schedule according to your preferred choice of payments:

Full Days Year Paid in Full
Monday - Thursday Monday - Thursday
$720 per month Full Days - $6,840


Tuition Payment Details

  • All tuition is prepaid on the 1st of the first of the month.
  • Regular attendance is crucial for student growth and development.  We ask that parents bring children to school on a daily basis.  If your child will be absent, make arrangements with your child's teacher.
  • Paid-in-full reflects a 5% discount when paid on or before August 22, 2024
  • If payments are not made on time, a fee of $10 daily will be automatically assessed
  • If payments are not received, the child will be unable to attend the following week
  • There are no adjustments made for non-attendance, weather or emergency closures (ie: Snow Days)

Child Care Assistance Payments
The Holly Latchkey and Preschool Program accepts payments from the Department of Human Resources (DHS). Parents who are applying for financial assistance will be expected to make payments to cover childcare costs until approval is received from the agency. Reimbursements for tuition may be made when the program receives payment from the state. Parents remain responsible for portions not covered by DHS.

Payment Options
You may choose to pay online via ProCare with a credit card (2.75% transaction fee applied) or Debit/ACH ($.75 transaction fee applied). Checks are accepted in-person at the Early Childhood office at Holly Elementary and given to Amber Carmichael. 

Tuition payments must be kept up-to-date. Families with delinquent accounts may be denied access to the program and are subject to collections. Fees for returned payments will be $3.50, this will be your responsibility and added to your invoice. The tuition is calculated based on the district calendar, taking all half and full days off, as well as holidays and spring break into account.


Enrollment Requirements (for both programs)

Step 1:
Below is the link to our county enrollment.  This is the first step to our registration process.  This must be completed before we can begin district paperwork.  You can complete the information independently or you can request an Oakland County care coordinator to help you via phone while you complete the application.  After completion, the system alerts us in Holly and we will start the enrollment process for our district.  Please click on the following link to get started.  

Michigan Early Childhood Connect

Step 2:
You will be contacted by our Holly Area Schools enrollment secretary to complete enrollment into Skyward which then enrolls you into Holly Schools.  

Set 3: 
You will be contacted by the Holly Area Schools Preschool secretary to complete the final step in our preschool enrollment.

Placement into classrooms is finalized once all three steps above are completed. If you need support with any of these steps, please contact the preschool secretary or the Principal of Early Childhood.

Begin the Registration Process!

External LinkMIECC Application Link
Application Questions? Call 844.456.5437


For questions related to the Great Start Readiness Program and Tuition Preschool please contact:

Amber Carmichael

Holly Area Schools
GSRP / Head Start / Preschool
Phone: 248.328.3021
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Susan Simms

Holly Area Schools
Early Childhood Principal
Phone: 248.328.3022