Preschool and Childcare

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Registration, Wednesday March 20th
from 5:00- 7:00 pm
 at Dryden Elementary

Dryden Cardinal Early Learning Academy offers flexible scheduling Monday through Friday . Full Day and half day programs are available.

Our school day is 8:35 am- 3:25 pm Monday through Friday.
Bussing is available for children who are 4 or older and live within the district busing limits.

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Programs Offered

Infant Care, Toddler Care
3 yr old Preschool
4 Yr old Preschool 
4 Yr old GSRP Preschool
* Head Start 3 yr old free Preschool in
the Fall 

Children do NOT need to be potty trained.
Free Preschool to all Families that qualify! 


  • Approaches to Learning

  • Social and Emotional Development

  • Physical Development and Health

  • Language, Literacy and Communication

  • Mathematics

  • Creative Arts

  • Science and Technology

  • Social Studies



While learning in these content areas it prepares children for later schooling, High Scope takes the learning process beyond traditional academic subjects by applying methods that promote independence, curiosity, decision making, cooperation, persistence, creativity, and problem solving in young children.

Each classroom follows a daily organized routine to help the children learn independence while building confidence.  Children regularly attend gym, art, music throughout the week. 

Our Early Childhood programs follow the Great Start to Quality standards and guidelines set by the Michigan State Board of Education and licensing requirements of the Department of Human and Health Services.

For more information and current information regarding our Early Childhood Programs,
please call Dryden Elementary at 810-796-2201
or Mrs. Pocius at 810-448-4076
or email the following staff at

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