Through building character and independence, Second Home Child Development Center provides a safe, developmentally appropriate, nurturing environment that promotes lifelong learners.
Vision and values:
|Self Image||Future Leaders||Compassion|
Preschool is an important time to set the tone for what school really is since this is the first full year of education for many students.
At SHCDC, we believe every student is unique and an individual. That being said, every student will learn differently and at various paces. While in preschool, your child will learn social skills and the basics of the school environment that will be very valuable for their years to come.
The Great Start Readiness Program
The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is an income-based program that provides funding for preschool programs for four-year-old children. The class meets Monday through Thursday. The staff follows a Montessori and High Scope Curriculum and observes students based on objectives set forth in the program in which individual goals are set for each student. This curriculum is nationally-known for its forward-thinking, comprehensive and rigorously researched model. It focuses on four main developmental topics: social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language. Through an ongoing cycle of observing children, guiding their learning and assessing their progress, this curriculum is personalized to target each child’s individual needs. The number one goal of our preschool program is to ensure children become enthusiastic learners. Through GSRP and our curriculum, your child will be just that!
Our Education Service Provider Partnership
Second Home Child Development Center excels, in great part, because of its education service provider, Choice Schools Associates. Choice is a family-owned, Michigan-based, education service provider with a team that is passionate about all things Montessori. Choice partners with charter school founders who desire to provide better educational options for children throughout the State of Michigan. They not only specialize in public Montessori charter school education, but also work with groups that are eager to provide specialized academic choices that are tailored to serve their own community.
For over two decades, Choice has carried out its mission to partner with school communities, empowering and equipping them to fulfill their unique mission. To date, they have been able to guide numerous different groups of founders through the charter school start-up and operation process, resulting in six unique public Montessori schools, two environmentally focused schools, seven traditional academies and one child development center.
Over the years, Choice has developed a solid curriculum that links their schools in the Montessori philosophy, but celebrates each communities uniqueness. Choice believes the Montessori education is one of the greatest gifts children can receive. Our teachers combine both Montessori and Michigan Department of Education school standards. These dual responsibilities help ensure that your child is receiving the best education they possibly can. The mixed-age classes enable students to learn and develop at their own pace and develop their role among peers. Please explore for yourself why Montessori works!
We partner with school communities, empowering and equipping them to fulfill their unique mission.
In our communities everyone thrives. #EveryoneThrivesHere