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We are delighted to welcome you to The Cottages at Michaels Learning Center!
It is our hope that you will find the information found within the website useful in determining whether our unique program is the right fit not just for your child, but for your whole family. The Cottages at Michaels Learning Center philosophy encompasses the belief that each child holds their own distinctive gifts and abilities. We believe in helping children achieve their full potential in the contexts of relationships that are based on trust and respect.

Our program is child centered and based upon the belief that children learn best through play. Our program is individualized to meet each child’s personal needs and interests and children are empowered to develop at their own pace. At The Cottages, we strive to shape the program around the children, rather than fitting the children into the program. We value children for their uniqueness and individuality and encourage them in self-expression.

Our classroom environments are created to stimulate a child's natural sense of curiosity and desire to learn. Within each homelike cottage, you will find an array of developmentally appropriate props and materials to nourish your child’s social, physical, and intellectual growth and development.

Our Teachers, act as the facilitators of learning, planning activities and lessons based on the children's interests and needs. Trusting, meaningful relationships are built on the quality time spent with each child in their care, both individually and in group settings. Through ongoing interaction, observation and assessment, teachers guide activities around the social and academic needs of each individual child, encouraging each child’s strengths and promoting growth in all areas of development.

We look forward to your visit at The Cottages at Michaels Learning Center. We recognize the extraordinary privilege we
have in sharing this time with your child!