Welcome to the Great Start School Readiness Program at Sturgis Central Commons. This free preschool program, with transportation available, is for four year old children who live in the Sturgis Public School District or reside in St. Joseph County. Children must be four but not yet turn five years old by November 1, 2013. In 2014 the eligibility date is October 1, 2014. In 2015 the eligibility date is September 1, 2015.
Children can attend a morning session (8:45-11:45) or an afternoon session (12:50-3:50) Monday thru Thursday. There are 3 preschool classrooms with qualified teachers and assistants.
The application is available on the ISD website at sjcisd.org. This link will take you to the online application form. The paper application remains available on the St. Joseph County website in the Early Childhood section under Departments, or you may stop in and pick up an application at the Community Education Office located in the Central Commons Building at 107 W. West Street. You may park at the Sturgis Library and come in the south entrance directly across the street.
The application is used to determine eligibility which includes income and other risk factor. Openings may occur through out the year.
For more information, please contact Community Education Director Dave Watson at 659-1542