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Learning Dreams An "Approved Supplemental Educational Provider" by the Michigan Department of Education, Learning Dreams provides academic assessments, tutoring, parent advocacy and individual counseling. We also provide parent workshops, professional development courses, curriculum development, and sell educational books, manipulative, and assistive technology devices for individuals and educators working with special needs children and adults.
Minnesota Waldorf School Nurture a natural childhood for your little one!Minnesota Waldorf School offers parent/child classes, parenting workshops, and craft classes. Founded in 1981, MWS is a fully accredited preK-Grade 8 Waldorf school located near 35E and Hwy 36.
New Dimensions School New Dimensions is a community-based school where children's interests and assets provide the foundation for promoting a lifelong "love of learning." The possibilities for learning are everywhere, occurring all of the time in our preK-5 curriculum that values learner-centered and interest-based education, multiple types of intelligence, diverse learning styles, and the resources, talents, and gifts of parents and other community members.
Accelerated Schools Project Treats all children as gifted and builds on their strengths through enrichment strategies, independent research, problem solving, science, writing, music, and art.
Alternative Education The following strands/topics are grounded in a wish to support "public education" by pressing it to become more accepting of educational diversity for families, students and educators and by providing assistance to families and educators as they struggle with the new choice paradigm within public systems.
Association for Experiential Education The mission of the Association for Experiential Education is to develop and promote experiential education. The Association is committed to support professional development, theoretical advancement, and evaluation of experiential education worldwide.
California - Boston School Our mission is to unite and organize a grassroots movement of learners and learning communities dedicated to participant control and the elimination of human and ecological oppression.
California - Play Mountain Place Our mission is to provide a humanistic educational environment that is developmentally appropriate for each age group. Our curriculum is organic, child-initiated, and primarily experiential.
California-Sequoyah School Sequoyah School was founded in 1958 by a group of Pasadena area parents and educators who were seeking a thoughtful alternative to standardized classroom teaching. Today as a member of the Network of Progressive Educators, the school is nationally known for its innovative curriculum and its child-centered philosophy.
Canada - Windsor House for over 25 years, the Windsor House Parent Involvement School has evolved as a public alternative, learner-centered school for ages 5-18, with a plethora of activities and academics for satisfying all levels and ranges of curiosity. Currently, it is academically non-coercive and has democratic structures and committees similar to those of Sudbury Valley.
Colorado - Jefferson County Open School The Open School is a school of choice by students, parents, and teachers who want an emphasis on self-directed learning and active participation in the learning process in and out of the school setting.
Colorado - The Living School The Living School is a learning environment in which each child is free to pursue the creative and academic areas to which the individual child is naturally drawn. The school provides a safe and supportive location for this learning activity as well as a wide variety of mentors and experiential learning situations.
Learning Village Learning Village is an independent review and advisory centre for parents and teachers who are looking for credible information on the best in educational software.
Massachusetts-The Sudbury Valley School Here, students initiate all their own activities. The staff, the plant, the equipment are there to answer their needs. Learning takes place in formal and informal settings, in large and small groups, or individually. All ages are free to mix at all times. The dynamics among students of different ages, helping each other learn about everything from human relations to math, is one of the greatest strengths of the school.
Michigan - Clonlara School Clonlara School, founded in 1967 by Pat and Jim Montgomery, is an independent, innovative school headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Clonlara School, Home Based Education Program, an extension of Clonlara School, was started in 1979 and serves families in ten countries.
Montessori Schools The Montessori approach is often described as an "education for life." When we try to define what children take away from their years in Montessori, we need to expand our vision to include more than just the basic academic skills.
Pennsylvania - The Circle School "We believe in the wisdom of each person to know what's best for him or her. We believe that in maturing we grow toward that wisdom discovering, accepting, and becoming ourselves. When we talk of 'wholeness' we mean the fullest expression of that wisdom in our lives. We believe that we can best support the maturing of persons by modeling the highest values we know, and offering exposure, resources, and guidance in the exercise of body, mind, and spirit."
Pennsylvania - Upattinas Open Community School Upattinas Open Community School and Educational Resource Center was founded in 1971 by a group of parents and educators who wanted to be involved in the creation of a holistic, experiential learning setting for children.
Tennessee - Kids To The Country Kids To The Country, (KTC) is a successful and innovative youth program, that has brought more than 1,700 disadvantaged children from Nashville and Middle Tennessee to The Farm, a community which sits on 1,750 acres of beautiful fields and woods located on the rim of the Nashville Basin near Summertown.
Virginia - Blacksburg New School The Mission of the Blacksburg New School is to serve its students, teachers, and parents by providing a cooperative educational environment. We are committed to academic and civic excellence, to individual and community responsibility, and to the love of learning.
Virginia - Community School Community School recognizes that each child is an individual; that all children are creative; that all children need to succeed. Therefore, Community School respects the individual needs of children; fosters a caring and creative environment; and emphasizes the social, emotional, physical, intellectual development of each child.
Waldorf Schools Waldorf education was conceived by Rudolf Steiner. He believed that modern Western society had placed too much emphasis on external, matrialistic values, at the expense of the imaginative, creative innermost spirit of the human being.
Afterschool Alliance The Afterschool Alliance was launched publicly in September 1999 as a coalition of public, private, and nonprofit organizations dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for quality, affordable programs for all children.