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Mommy and Me

Bergin Rd.
Howell, MI 48843

(517) 546-4168


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We respect children and guide them based on their interests.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • Writing area and incorporated into projects and play
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • incorporated into play and morning meeting
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
  • Ncorporated into projects and play
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
  • incorporated into projects and play
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • dance and song
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught High/Scope Key Indicators

From the Director:

The teacher is a guide in the classroom. The activities are set up to entice the children and to further develop their natural curiosity and love of learning.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Every child is treated as an individual. The teacher assesses each child's needs, meets them where they are developmentally and guides them to the next levels.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our most basic educational principle is that all children deserve respect. We value the opportunity to join with each family in contributing to the development of their child. Our goal is to provide a variety of opportunities for children to actively learn and explore new experiences. Through these experiences we will nurture the bond between parent and child.

A Typical Day

10:00 drop off
10:30 morning meeting
10:50 Planning
10:55 Work Time
11:30 Review
11:40 Outside
12:00 pick up

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents are completely welcome in the classroom all of the time. Communication is always open. Email photos and updates are also functional.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Parents will never be asked to leave a crying child. We work from trusting relationship. Trust must be earned by the teacher. As a parent you have worked to gain your child's trist for their entire life. We will not intrude on that trust. We will add to the trust by developing a trust from your matter how long it takes:)