What makes Dearborn Heights Montessori Center different from other schools? According to Laura Springer, assistant head of school for Dearborn Heights Montessori Center, this is only one of several questions that prospective parents ask when they attend the school’s winter Open House event.
This year’s DHMC Open House for prospective parents and students is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The school, which serves children from 18 months through eighth grade, is located at 466 N. John Daly in Dearborn Heights.
“What many are surprised to learn is the number of programs and free workshops that we offer parents of children enrolled at each school level, from toddler through middle school,” said Springer. “These range from workshops about the Montessori philosophy to parenting programs facilitated by nationally recognized speakers and educators.”
Each month during the school year, parents are invited to participate in Parent Perks, a parent education opportunity. Parents select different topics for discussion in an informal setting. Complimentary childcare is also available during these meeting times for parents of younger children who are not yet enrolled.
The school recently announced that it has earned a renewed five-year accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the country’s leading organization of early childhood professionals.
“In receiving the NAEYC accreditation, we also received several commendations for establishing and fostering reciprocal family relationships, including our parent education programs,” added Springer
Following the Open House, families and prospective parents interested in receiving more details about Montessori education and the different levels available at DHMC are also welcome to attend for an informative Parent Meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Teachers will explain programs and answer questions about Extended Day kindergarten, lower and upper elementary, and middle school.
Children are welcome to accompany parents to the Open House, and light refreshments will be served. Child care will be available during the parent meeting.
As an independent non-profit educational community, DHMC provides an individualized learning experience, enabling each child to reach his or her potential. Respect for children, a strong commitment to non-violence, and a deep belief in the value of education are all principles upon which the school functions.
“Our teachers and staff will be readily available throughout the evening to answer questions that help prospective parents learn more about the special benefits of an authentic Montessori education,” added Springer.
For additional information about the February Open House and programs available at Dearborn Heights Montessori Center, call 313-359-3000 or visit www.dhmontessori.org.
This article was provided by the Dearborn Heights Montessori Center.