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School Day Preschool

Our School Day Preschool at Bates is open to all interested students who are 4 years old and up by September 1st. 

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a State of Michigan, grant-funded program designed to provide eligible four-year old children with high-quality preschool. Tuition funding eligibility is based on family income and school readiness risk factors. To see if you qualify, visit and fill out an online form. 

  • Hours: School Day Preschool/GSRP runs Monday through Thursday from 8:10am-3:10pm. Lunch is included. 
  • Calendar: SDPS/GSRP follows the Dexter Schools Community Schools calendar and is also closed whenever the  schools are closed for weather. 
  • Enrollment: Apply for the free tuition program using the online application. Dexter is part of the Washtenaw ISD service area.

    The state of Michigan awards grant allocations starting in July; please register early for maximum opportunities. Families not seeking the GSRP scholarship should apply using our Enrollment Page

  • Tuition: The GSRP school day program is free to eligible families. Families who do not qualify for funding will make payments according to the schedule below. 

  • Bates School Day Preschool and Half-Day Preschool Tuition (2022-2023)

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Sample Daily Routine