Frequently Asked Questions
1What are your rates?
Rates depend upon the program selected. Please review the programs offered and contact us for more information. Information on how tuition is paid can also be found here.
2Do you run year-round?
Yes. While we do run on a traditional school year calendar of September through June, we also offer a summer program. We do close for winter break, spring break, and a week in the summer for Independence Day.
3Do you offer before and after school care?
We are an early childhood education program, but we do offer before and after school care. Please see our program page for more information.
4What ages do you serve?
We accept children from 18 months to 6 years.
5Do you offer a three day program?
We are an authentic Montessori school and therefore our classes must meet 5 days per week with a mixed age group of 3-6 years old in the Preschool classroom and 18 months to 3 years old in the Toddler classroom. We are 1 of only 25 schools in the state to meet the strict criteria set forth by the Michigan Montessori Society to be considered an authentic program.
6How do I enroll my child?
The enrollment process involves several steps, starting with registering on our site. For a step-by-step breakdown of the process, please see this page.
7What are your staff ratios?
The ratio in our Preschool room is approximately 1:8. The ratio in our Toddler room is approximately 1:4.
8Do you serve meals?
We provide breakfast, and snacks are available on demand all day long. You must provide lunch if your child attends the full day program.
9Does my child need to be potty trained?
Children in our Preschool room must be toilet trained, but children in our Toddler room (18 months to 3 years) do not need to be potty trained. We will begin to work with them on this as part of our program. For tips on getting started, see the document here.
10Do you take DHS payments?
Yes, but you will need to make the first payment upon enrollment. The amount covered varies by individual situation--contact DHS to determine your coverage.
1Are you an authentic Montessori school?
We are an authentic Montessori school and are 1 of only 25 schools in the state to meet the strict criteria set forth by the Michigan Montessori Society to be considered an authentic program.
2Are your teachers certified?
3What is Montessori?
The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. Dr. Montessori’s Method has been used successfully for over 100 years throughout the world. The Montessori Method views children as naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. It is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child: physical, social, emotional, and cognitive.
4Who created the Montessori Method?
Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator, created the Montessori Method, which is an educational method that builds on the way children learn naturally. She opened the first Montessori school—the Casa dei Bambini, or Children’s House—in Rome on January 6, 1907. She then traveled the world and wrote extensively about her approach, attracting many devotees. There are now thousands of Montessori schools worldwide.