Preschool and Early Learning Programs

West Midland Preschool

Our Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a developmentally appropriate preschool program designed for children who will turn 4 years old by September 1st of the enrolling school year. This program offers qualified, experienced and caring staff along with a fun learning environment to provide kindergarten readiness skills and support to all students. Thanks to funding through the Michigan Department of Education, we are able to offer this preschool program FREE for all who qualify. (Program is tuition based for over-income families that also meet the State of Michigan GSRP guidelines.)

WMFC has two full day 4's preschool classrooms which meet Monday through Thursday from 8:30AM-3:30 p.m.. WMFC also houses one half day 3's classroom from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and one full-day 3's classroom from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. All classes meet Monday through Thursday. Children must be three by September 1st of the enrolling school year to register for the 3's program. Parents are invited and encouraged to visit our classroom at any time to see our children and teachers in action. Preschool programs also include Family Fun Nights and parent learning experiences to ensure that parents are included in our lessons and are a vibrant part of our programs. You do not have to be a Midland County resident to apply for our preschool programs.

West Midland Family Center also offers GSRP's in the community at four other sites:

Interest forms may be filled out online at For enrollment information call Missy Finney at (989) 832-3256 or email

For more information we suggest that you go to the Preschool Partnership Website by clicking this link: Preschool Partnership or call (844)492-7707.

You may also want to check out the family guide. They always have fun ideas and resources for families. Click here: Great Start Collaborative Family Guide

Copy and paste these video links into your browser to find out more about the Regional Preschool Partnership

Preschool Highlighted Stories

Food Program

West Midland Family Center is able to provide program children with healthy meals and snacks thanks to funding through the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the USDA Summer Food Service Program.


Licensed onsite childcare is available year round at WMFC. WMFC is the perfect place for working parents to access affordable, high quality, state licensed care for their children. We provide developmentally appropriate activities for children ages 0-12 years. The childcare program operates Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. For more information please contact Jillian Westphal at or by phone at (989) 832-3256.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

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: File Complaint 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. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  • Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
  • Fax: 202-690-7442

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider