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How to Pay for Preschool

An ODC Preschool is an investment in your child's social, emotional, and academic future. We have the resources to help you make the right choice.

Paying for tuition out of pocket

Payment Plans:
– 1 payment due in September;
– 2 payments; one due in September and one due in January;
– 8 monthly payments. Due at the beginning of the month, September – April. 

Apply for a scholarship

ODC Preschools’ Scholarship Fund
– Available to students who are 3-years-old, AND live outside of the Ready for School service area; 
– These funds generally cover HALF of the tuition cost for students in 2 and 3 day/week classes for the families that qualify for assistance. Assistance is based on annual income and/or other eligibility factors.

Ready for School
– Ready for School offers a flat $900.00 scholarship for families who have a 3-year-old enrolled in our program AND that live in Holland, Zeeland, or Hamilton.

How do I apply for Preschool Scholarship?
– Complete the Michigan Early Childhood Connect Application. Don’t forget to upload your income documentation. Acceptable income documentation includes the following: W2’s, tax return (1040 page with social security numbers blacked out), OR the last 4 paystubs for everyone in your household that is currently working. 

Apply for the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)

What is GSRP? How do families qualify?
– GSRP stands for the Great Start Readiness Program. GSRP is the State of Michigan’s tuition free preschool program for 4-year-olds enrolled in 4 day/week classes, whose families qualify. Qualification is based on household income or other eligibility factors. 

There are many ways to qualify for GSRP. Household income is one factor. Other ways to qualify include: 
– A parent serving in the military;
– Divorced or single parents; 
– Teen parent;
– Incarcerated parent;
– Loss of a parent or sibling; 
– Parent did not graduate from high school; 
– Chronic health condition of the child;
– Child has a diagnosed developmental delay or disability; 
– Residence in a neighborhood with a high crime rate;
– Child has been removed from another childcare setting due to behavior. 

How do I apply for GSRP?
– Complete the Michigan Early Childhood Connect Application. Don’t forget to upload your income documentation. Acceptable income documentation includes the following: W2’s, tax return (1040 page with social security numbers blacked out), OR the last 4 paystubs for everyone in your household that is currently working. 
– The 2022/2023 School Year Income Guidelines for GSRP: Click here

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