2020/2021 Kindergarten/Begindergarten
Preschool Round-up:

Registration, Wednesday March 18th
from 5:00- 7:00 pm
at Dryden Elementary

Drop off / pick up location: The south west door located in the front of the school facing Mill street.

Teachers will greet parents starting at 8:15am.

Temperature checks will be performed.

Students will need to wear masks in the hallways.

For the health and well being of all our students we are asking parents to wait outside the building at this time until further notice from the school.

Masks are NOT required in the classroom.😀

Early childhood before and after school care for preschoolers will be located in Ms. Bridgewater’s classroom separate from BK-6th graders at this time.

Please bring the following original documents with you to our office to register your child(ren):
•Original Birth Certificate
•Immunization Record
•Proof of Residency (i.e. driver's license, tax bill, utility bill)

According to Michigan Law, if a child residing in the Dryden District is not five years of age on September 1, 2020 but will be five years of age not later than December 1, 2020, the parent or legal guardian of that child may enroll the child in kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year if the parent or legal guardian notifies the school district in writing that he or she intends to enroll the child in Kindergarten. Completing and signing the registration form for enrollment is sufficient notification.

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.

Back To School

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, Creative Curriculum 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 contact

Mrs. Fuerst, Program Administrator
at Dryden Elementary
810-796-2201 ext. 4085
GSRP Programs- Mrs. Pocius ext. 4011
Headstart Programs- Mrs. Norkunis ext. 4019

Email the following staff at