|The Early Childhood Collections are used to report specific programs in which early childhood students are participating. Data submitted in the Fall Early Childhood Collection are used in combination with other MSDS data to report fall preschool student headcounts. MDE plans to use the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) data reported in the spring collection to compare the number of funded slots to the number of children reported in MSDS. Data collected in the early childhood collections are reported to the U.S. Department of Education and are utilized by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).
In each early childhood collection you should report any child who received early childhood program services during the reporting period. We encourage you to report all children, but you are only required to report children participating in the GSRP, GSRP/Head Start Blended Program and the Great Parents/Great Start (GPGS) program. Do not report Early On® students in this collection.
Michigan law states that ISDs are the fiscal agents for the GPGS and GSRP (including the formula, competitive and GSRP/Head Start blended) programs. ISDs are responsible for ensuring these data are reported in the MSDS. Beginning with the Fall Early Childhood Collection a warning message will display if an ISD is not the submitting entity for GSRP or GPGS programs. These early childhood programs must work with their ISD to ensure complete and accurate reporting.
Early Childhood Fall 2012 Collection
- Reporting Period: Beginning of program through Oct. 31, 2012
- Collection Open: Late September 2012 through Nov. 14, 2012
- Certification Date: Nov. 14, 2012
Early Childhood Spring 2013 Collection
- Reporting Period: Nov. 1, 2012 through Feb. 12, 2013
- Collection Open: Nov. 28, 2012 through Feb. 20, 2013
- Certification Date: Feb. 20, 2013
Early Childhood End of Program (EOP) 2013 Collection
- Reporting Period: Feb. 13 through Aug. 20, 2013
- Collection Open: Mar. 5, 2013 through Aug. 21, 2013
- Certification Date: Aug. 21, 2013
For each of the above submission cycles, data may be reported for any child who
received services at any time during the reporting period for one of the early
childhood programs listed in the collection. Each reporting period must be
certified on or before its certification date.