Old Redford Academy
Great Start Readiness Program

Our Program is a Michigan licensed pre-kindergarten program. The C.R. Smith Charitable Foundation is our supporting founder. We are an approved Michigan Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) provider. We are also a 5 star rated pre-kindergarten program through the Michigan Department of Education’s Great Start to Quality Program, and one of the top 10 pre-kindergarten programs as rated through the Excellent Schools Detroit organization.

ORA GSRP APPLICATION FORM

Philosophy

We believe that all children can and will learn through creative play, developmental appropriate activities, and through a curriculum that is interesting and challenging.

Mission Statement

The mission of C.R. Smith Pre-Kindergarten Academy is to provide a learning environment that will develop children in reaching their maximum potential and to become productive members of a peaceful global society. Through home and school collaboration, the Academy will successfully educate all students providing them with stimulating and challenging experiences in a clean, safe, and healthy environment to better prepare them for their future education.

Admission Policy

Children must be 4 years old by September 1, 2018 to enroll. Admission is contingent upon the availability of space in our program. If space is unavailable your child may be placed on a waiting list until an opening occurs.

Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) Requirements for Free Tuition

Our program is an approved GSRP program developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education. We offer a free tuition based program for children who qualify. For a child to be eligible for the tuition assistance through the program the child must be four by December 1st in the year enrolled and a space in the program must be available. Each eligible child must have minimally two risk factors, as defined by GSRP, which are documented in the student’s file. Income must also be documented for each family applying for the free tuition program.

 

Thank you!

Mike Mercier,
C. R. Smith Pre-Kindergarten Academy Coordinator,
After School Care Coordinator
(313) 412 - 2137 EXT. 303