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Great Start Readiness Program Site (GSRP)

The YWCA Children’s Center proudly hosts two Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) classrooms serving 32 children prior to their entry into Kindergarten. We offer this high-quality Pre-K experience to families who qualify for this state-funded program in addition to families who do not. The Children’s Center is also proud to be a KCReady4’s provider. Being a GSRP and KCReady4’s provider means that children enrolled into the YWCA Children’s Center will receive top-quality experiences, their families will be engaged, and the teaching team is supported through regular professional development and mentoring.

GSRP is a program for children who are entering Kindergarten during the next school year. This program allows a 1 to 8 teacher to student ratio for more individualized attention. This program, depending on income and other qualifying factors which may be little to no cost for families – dependent on income and other risk factors.

YWCA Children’s Center Non-Discrimination Policy for Food Service (CACFP)
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.