2017 Education Guide

. February 2, 2017.
Find the right school for your child!
Find the right school for your child!

Creating Brighter Futures

4201 Varsity Dr., Suite B & C
734-926-0740 | creatingbrighterfutures.com
Creating Brighter Futures (CBF) offers customized Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) autism treatment for children between the ages of 2-18. Their unique family-based Autism treatment center is conveniently located and uses individualized behavioral and play-based autism therapy to dramatically improve your child’s skills.

Early Learning Center Preschool

3070 Redwood Dr.
734-973-7722 | elcpreschool.com
The Early Learning Center believes that young children’s learning takes place primarily through exploratory play. They offer a variety of both directed and non-directed activities to encourage children to develop a strong sense of curiosity, self-esteem, and independence. The NAEYC accredited school is a traditional half-day preschool program that serves children that are two and a half to five years of age. They are run by a parent board of volunteers so families have an active role in decision making in the program. Each classroom is composed of two teachers with Bachelor’s degrees in Education who team teach and work together to make sure that each child is getting a well-rounded preschool experience.

The Discovery Center

775 S. Maple Rd.
734-663-7496 | thediscoverycenterpreschool.com
The Discovery Center is an early childhood program for 2-and-a-half to 5-year-olds that has been serving families in the Ann Arbor area since 1974. With our highly-educated and experienced staff, our modern building designed specifically for our use, and our nurturing, flexible program, we believe the environment created here for young children is ideal. The Discovery Center has been an accredited program through the National Association for the Education of Young Children since 1993. The Discovery Center provides an environment that encourages each child to approach optimum physical, social, emotional, aesthetic, and intellectual growth. Our programs are based on an open classroom approach with emphasis on a hands-on, experiential environment. The classroom environment encourages each child to explore “discovery centers” set up by the staff and to participate in a full range of activities occurring throughout the day. The program is also enhanced by outside specialists who provide Spanish, music, and storytelling enrichment activities.

TLC Adventure Preschool

1400 W. Stadium Blvd.
734-662-4419 | trinityaa.org/preschool
The TLC Adventure Preschool (TLC) meets Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9am-1:30pm and offers both mixed age group and same age small group activities. TLC offers a theme oriented program in three classrooms for children that are two and a half to five and half years, including a young five older four group. Teachers are certified and experienced, and licensed by the state of Michigan. Their curriculum-based learning focuses on cognitive learning skills, language and communication, social/emotional development, fine and gross motor skills. Daily classroom activities are designed to develop reasoning/decision making, strong value system, positive peer interaction, independent thinking and kindergarten readiness. TLC Adventure Preschool provides a nurturing and caring learning environment that focuses on the whole child.They are always looking for wonderful families to become a part of our preschool.

Metropolitan Speech, Sensory & ABA Center

7025 E. Michigan Ave., Saline
313-278-4601 | metroehs.com/saline-center
Metropolitan Speech, Sensory & ABA Center (a division of Dearborn Speech & Sensory Center, Inc.) in Saline provides the highest quality speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and psychological services for individuals from infancy through adulthood. Their team of certified therapists assists clients in areas of speech, handwriting, central nervous system alignment (sensory integration therapy), feeding, fine and gross motor coordination, and social skills. Their professionals also provide tutoring services and ABA therapy services to children who are on the autism spectrum. Many in the area will remember their newest Saline location as the My Urban Toddler award winning play space! They are excited to re-open the play space and rental of the facility for birthday parties to the public, and make all of their therapy services available to the Saline, Ann Arbor and surrounding areas.

Kensington Woods Schools

9501 Pettys Rd., Lakeland
517-545-0828 | kwoods.org
Kensington Woods is a small, personal, tuition-free and college-prep 6-12th grade public charter school that values an engaging curriculum and caring faculty. The school’s mission is to prepare each student for success in college, career, and life through an engaging, challenging and innovative educational program that is student-centered and promotes character and values. Students are held to high expectations and graduate prepared for college and the school has a 100% college acceptance rate for all graduates. Kensington Woods creates a relevant learning environment for students by exploring content through a focus on subject area integration and 21st century skills like collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. Classes are small so students can get the attention they need and emphasis is placed on building character and strong student/teacher relationships. Kensington Woods believes strongly that all students can succeed in school, and they embed a mind set of success within the day to day curriculum as well as through special programs, such as their Advisory program.

Dexter Community Schools

734-424-4240 | dexterschools.org
A creative and innovative approach to childhood education and an award-winning high school – that’s what parents can expect for their children when they enroll in Dexter Community Schools. Children aged six weeks to five years start at the Jenkins Early Childhood Learning Center, and then progress through a unique elementary school and middle school system that breaks down schools into age groups, allowing students to better focus and interact with their peers. The program culminates at Mill Creek Middle School — named a “School to Watch” by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle School Growth — for grades seven and eight. Students then matriculate to Dexter Community High School, home of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, numerous Advanced Placement courses, plus award-winning music, athletic, and extracurricular programs. The high school is also part of a consortium which provides career and technical training, as well as Washtenaw Community College dual enrollment in which students can earn college credit while still in high school. Dexter Community Schools is a limited School of Choice district.

Daycroft Montessori

Preschool-K Campus
100 Oakbrook Dr. 734-930-0333
K-8 Campus
1095 N. Zeeb Rd. 734-662-3335
daycroft.org
A Daycroft education provides a Montessori, student-centered learning environment that nurtures the whole child. Two teachers per classroom provide individual and group lessons, allowing students to develop at their own pace. Preschool offers a solid foundation with a five-day-per-week program with full or half day options. At the K-8 campus, the multi-age classrooms inspire students to be independent, motivated, curious, and joyful learners. Specials include art, music, Spanish, technology, and physical education. There are also a variety of afterschool enrichment offerings.