Free To Be Preschool at the CACC


Apply for the Free To Be Pre School  



The purpose of the Early Childhood Education Program is to train high school students for a wide variety of jobs working with young children. We operate the laboratory preschool to assist us with their training. They work on a rotating basis with a lead teacher, an assistant teacher, and students from the community.


Photo of PreSchool Students 



Our goals for the children in our preschool are to help them be independent, able to get along with others, feel good about themselves, and to learn basic skills for kindergarten.



We are licensed by the State of Michigan to service 16 children in each session. We are licensed for children from ages 3 -5 years old, and they must be toilet trained.


We are also inspected by the Health Department and Fire Department to see that we have met all requirements to best service all children in the county.

Our license is renewed every two years.



The cost is $40.00 per month. You may pay by cash, check, or money order. Checks are to be made out to the Calhoun Intermediate School District (CISD).


There is a $40.00 deposit due at the time of application. 



Ashley Zuehlke

Pre-School Director

Phone: 269-968-2271, ext. 5263


Amber Dingee

Pre-School Lead Teacher

Phone: 269-968-2271, ext. 5262