"In Michigan, we have coordinated the major components of the program to meet many goals, primary among which are
to provide a range of hands-on activities to help the children grow mentally, socially, emotion- ally and physically, and
to develop partnerships with parents and involve them as the primary educators of their children. Several centers are located throughout the Lower Peninsula.
• A nurturing environment that supports the healthy growth and development of each child in the context of the child's family, culture, and community:
• Parents as partners in the shared decision-making process and as active participants in policy groups; and
• Recognition of the importance of strengthening linkages within communities.
Excerpted from the preschool's website