Enroll your Child at Chesaning Union Schools

  • Big Rock Elementary 

    920 E. Broad Street, Chesaning, MI 48616

  • Phone: 989.845.2430  Fax: 989.845.5872


Big Rock Elementary is committed to the young learner, and provides programs for both three and four-year-olds.

Our program implements a research-based curriculum focused on helping students develop independence, problem solving skills, and oral language skills.   We strive to provide a warm, safe, and engaging environment to support our young learners.  

We currently have eight preschool classes and Highly qualified teachers. 

When enrolling in our Three-Year- Old Preschool program it will guarantee a spot in our Four-Year-Old program the following year. 

Preschool Students

Preschool Students

Preschool Students

Preschool and Kindergarten Registration

For the 2024-2025 school year

Follow the below steps:

  1. Packet Pick-Up

    • Registration packets can be picked up the week of March 18th-22nd from 8:00am-4:00pm at the Big Rock office


      • This allows you time to complete all of the required paperwork at home prior to registration night.

  2. Attend Registration Night

    • Thursday, April 4, 2024

      • Kindergarten Registration 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

      • 3 year old Mini-Sampler 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

      • 4 year old Mini-Garten and GSRP 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

    • Parents must bring

      • Completed registration packet

      • Child's Birth Certificate

      • Child's Immunization Records

      • Two (2) Proofs of Residency

        • Such as a Drivers License, Utility Bill, Voters Registration, Lease Agreement, Insurance Form, Purchase Agreement or a Moving Bill.

      • Custody Papers (if applicable)

    • During registration night you will be able to meet the teachers, view the classrooms, submit and review your completed registration packets and answer any questions you have!

    • If you are not able to attend the registration night, please drop off your completed registration packet to the Big Rock Elementary Office anytime after April 4, 2024.

Check out the "Welcome to Preschool" presentation to learn more!

Mini-Sampler Preschool

  • 3 Years old by September 1, 2024

  • Potty Trained

  • 2 Days a week 

  • Cost: $350 for the year 

  • The program runs: 

    • Mon. & Wed. from 9:00 am to 11:30 am or Tues. & Thurs. from 9:00 am to 11:30 am

Mini-Garten Preschool - HALF DAY

  • 4 Years Old by September 1, 2024

  • 4 Days A Week

  • Cost: $675 for the year

  • The program runs:

    • Monday through Thursday from 12:15 pm to 3:15 pm

 Handbook: Half Day Mini-Garten

Mini-Garten Preschool - FULL DAY

Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP Preschool)

 23-24 GSRP Preschool Calendar

23-24 GSRP Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

  • Program for children with special needs: Speech, Physical, Cognitive Impairments, Autism, etc.

  • Every child has an IEP (Individualized Education Program)

  • Focus on basic preschool skills through Read it Once Again Curriculum and Creative Curriculum

  • Follows the Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Prekindergarten

Need Daycare Before of After School?

  • We offer a quality latchkey program!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What age does my child need to be to attend the three or four-year-old preschool programs?

3's- Three years by Sept. 1st 

4's- Four years old by Sept. 1st or before Dec. 1st. (Same as Kindergarten) they can waiver if they turn 4 between the months of September and December. 

Meet our Preschool Teachers:

  • Carrie Dempsey- Preschool and Latchkey Director, GSRP 1/2 day teacher

  • Megan Hawes- GSRP Full Day Teacher

  • Sarah Dugalech- Mini-Garten Full Day Tuition Teacher

  • Aimee Harlan- Mini-Garten Full Day Tuition Teacher

  • Amanda Rau-Shimmons- Mini-Garten 1/2 Day Tuition Teacher

  • Amanda Brasfield- Mini-Sampler Preschool Teacher