Mission Statement

MPLA will be a Livonia, home-based cooperative, based solely on the students it services and the parents that are members.  We will provide a nurturing environment with academic challenges that provide emotional and intellectual growth. This includes a community emphasis that appreciates differences and uses this to fuel independent thought. We will use technology to guide the development of each child to prepare them for the future.

About Michigan Preparatory Learning Academy

MPLA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, year-round school serving children ages 3 - 6 years of age.  Classes are mixed-age groups incorporating the preschool and kindergarten years with a classroom of 8 students to one state-certified teacher and a teacher's aid. MPLA staff follows the State of Michigan's approved curriculum but tailors our educational programs to the students with a Montessori approach.  We also provide before and after-school care.  Parents enrolling their children should expect to be active members of the school to enhance their child's education.  A parent (or representative) should expect to volunteer 1 day per month in the classroom, as well as 2 field trips annually.  Parents or guardians will also be expected to attend monthly parent / teacher conferences regarding the upcoming month's curriculum. 

 

Basic School Concepts

  • Developmentally-based.  

  • We encourage learning by observation and practice. 

  • Adults must respect and trust the child.  

  • Our teaching will foster the development of the child socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically.

  • Technology will be our basis for communication, learning, and exploring.

 

Goals for our Students

  • Students develop integrity because we are committed to teaching by example.

  • Children will be motivated from within. 

  • Foster respect for self, for others, and for the environment.

  • Act on the importance of community service.

  • Create a community of diversity.

  • Reinforce necessary balance of student, family, and school. 

 

Daily School Information

  • School Materials: Each child will complete all learning and assignments via tablet.  This will be the responsibility of the parent or guardian to provide.

  • Breakfast Club: Breakfast Club is a daily, before-school program from 7:00am to 8:30am.  During this time, breakfast will be provided to your child.  The teacher will be available during this time to assist with assignments.  If your child does not require 1:1 time with the teacher, an activity will be planned for your child.

  • After School Club: After School Club is a daily, after-school program from 3:30pm to 6:00pm.  During this time, a snack will be provided to your child.  Staff will be available to transport children to pre-arranged, extra curricular activities, within a 10-mile radius of the school.  If your child does not have pre-arranged activity, the school will plan an activity for your child.

  • Lunch: Monday - Thursday parents will send a lunch, clearly marked with your child's name, observing any allergies of other students.  On Fridays, MPLA will provide lunch.

  • Nap Materials: Small travel pillow and blanket can be stored at the school for nap time.  A bin will be provided to your child for their nap materials.  Materials must fit in the bin.

  • Shoes: Tennis shoes or non-slip shoes are welcome. Sandals, flip flops, and Crocs are not permitted, as they are not safe for playground play.

  • Dress Code for Field Trips: MPLA will provide each child with an MPLA shirt to be worn on field trip days.

  • Spare Clothing: Spare clothes can be brought and stored at school in a gallon-sized, clear Ziploc bag marked with your child's name.  Spare shoes can also be kept at school.

  • Items NOT Allowed: Wheelie shoes, Pull-Ups or diapers, baby bottles, toys, vitamins, or over-the-counter medication without a doctor's note.​

 

Goals for MPLA Organization

MPLA is a new school, therefore, we will be setting goals for our school and students.  Please see the list of future goals for MPLA:

  • Program to be licensed by the Michigan Department of Human Services.

  • Become accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

  • Gain affiliation with the American Montessori Society and Michigan Montessori Society.

  • Join association of Independent Michigan Schools.​

  • Be granted affiliation  with thehomeschoolmom.com