FAQs

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A Caring Place

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SPM is a community that nurtures children, welcomes parents, and provides an environment that supports open communication.

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CULTURAL DIVERSITY

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Students and staff from a wide range of cultures thrive in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

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INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAMS

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A mastery-based curriculum enables each child to progress according to his or her own gifts.

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EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE

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SPM students excel academically, and collectively score well above grade level on standardized tests. More than the basics: We offer foreign language (French, Spanish, Swahili) music, art, physical education, and technology. Numerous in-house presenters and field trips further enrich the children's experience.

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“ONE STOP SHOPPING”

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The single decision to enroll a child at Starting Point Montessori will serve him through the toddler, preschool and elementary (Grade 1). We have a summer program with various weekly themes that are offered and keeps students engaged.

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VALUES

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Kindness and consideration for others are taught and practiced. Respect and responsibility are operative concepts.

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Experience

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Starting Point Montessori Center has been offering high quality educational programs for twenty-two (22) years.

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Accreditation

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Starting Point Montessori Center is affiliated with the Michigan Montessori Society and the American Montessori Society.

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Licensing

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We are licensed by the State of Michigan Department of Human Services.

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AUTHENTICITY

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The Montessori name is not patented, and can be used by anyone. In philosophy and practice, Starting Point Montessori adheres to Montessori principles. Teachers are properly trained, classrooms are fully equipped, and the children experience a true Montessori program.

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HIGHLY-TRAINED STAFF

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Head teachers in all classrooms hold a Montessori certification as the level that they are teaching from the most respected training programs (American Montessori Society-AMS and Association Montessori Internationale-AMI). All teachers, assistant teachers, and support personnel participate in ongoing staff development programs.

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LOW STAFF TURNOVER

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Our extremely low teacher turnover rate results in an experienced and stable staff.

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SAFETY

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The highest priority is given to safety, and many policies and procedures are in place to ensure that all children are protected. All staff are CPR and First Aid certified.