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          ALL Children Ready for Kindergarten


TS Gold Child Assessment - Selected Kindergarten Readiness Indicators for 4-Year-Olds Enrolled in State or Federally Funded Preschool


End of 2016-17 School Year

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A child identifies & names letters
(TSG 16a)

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A child is persistent in his/her tasks
(TSG 11b)

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A child connects numerals & quantities
(TSG 20c)

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A child uses an expanding  vocabulary
(TSG 9a)


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A child recognizes, expresses, and
manages emotions in a positive manner
(TSG 1a)
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A child uses sound-letter
knowledge (TSG 16b)
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A child forms healthy and secure
relationships with peers and adults
(TSG 2a)


Preschool Statistics

Number of 4-Year Olds in Muskegon County: 2,132
Source: 2013 Michigan Department of Community Health Vital Statistics, Birth Data

Muskegon County 4-Year Olds Enrolled in Preschool: 66.8%
Source: Muskegon Area ISD

Muskegon County 3- and 4-Year Olds Enrolled in Preschool: 48.2%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau ACS 2015 Survey Data

Preschool Enrollment 2016-17
Program/Provider Number Funding Source
Head Start 560 Federally Funded (2016-17)
Great Start Readiness Program 716 State Funded (2016-17)
Private Providers 279 Tuition Based
No Known Preschool Experience 577 N/A
Total 2,132 N/A


Preschool Enrollment Comparison
Region Percentage
USA 48.2%
Michigan 48.2%
Jackson County 39.4%
Genesee County 48.2%
Kalamazoo County 46.5%
Muskegon County 48.2%