Youth Services


“It’s a loving home based program, but also a professional education center so we knew our child was getting the best of both worlds.” (M.J & J.W parents)


click for : 0-3 year olds / 2-6 year olds / 5-13 year olds / 12-19 year olds

Now enrolling for 2018 programs:

Discovery Daycare (1-6years) developmental activities for little ones who want to try out preschool or young 5’s who aren’t ready for all day / every day kindergarten classrooms.

Elementary Explorers (5-12yrs/k-6th grade) one-on-one and small group tutor time sessions for homeschoolers and traditional schooled students

License# DF280378009 * Highest rated home-care program around!

Year round education through recreation themed programs such as: “Brain Builders” and “Creepy Crawlers,” “Nature Rocks,” “Transportation Station,” “Splish Splash,” “UpUP &Away,” “Wild World,” “Kids Kingdom,” “Game On,” and “Hero Camp” … facilitated for public and private groups on and off location.

As we re-design our environment for 1room school-house style learning stations my boys thought we should post a virtual tour:

If you are planning to visit us please watch the videos with your child(ren) and introduce them to our investigation stations.

Invitation station” invites everyone to join in circle time activities and learn about the world and each other.

Imagination station” is our dramatic play area where toys teach life lessons and important skills through blocks building, housekeeping, puppets and more.

Motorvation station” challenges motor skill development through fit fun activities.

Creation station” encourages expression and artistic techniques.

Education station” is our library room filled with books, manipulatives and games.

The “Television station” may be used for quiet times or as an educational tool.  Electronics are used on a limited bases as students are encouraged to explore their environment and interact with each other while we “make friends, make a mess and make believe” together!

We’ll learn together with supplies and materials in our resource library, which is over-flowing with educational activities and top-rated curriculums.

All lessons and themes are deliberately presented to encourage growth in the following areas:

*Self, Social and Emotional Development (resilience, respect & responsibility)

*Physical Development (fine & gross motor, health & safety)

*Creative Interpretation & Expression (music, drama & art)

*Social Studies (culture, geography, history & government)

*Language & Literacy (communication, comprehension, reading & writing)

*Science & Technology (observation, investigation & experimentation)

*Mathematics (numbers, operation, computation, money, time, geometry & measurement)

Our days will be packed with adventures that are often sensory based and outdoors so please dress accordingly!


CLICK HERE to learn more about our adventures, activities, schedules and meal plans.

CLICK HERE to read the handbook for detailed information about policies, prices and enrollment.

* “Mi School” offers one-on-one “tutor-time,” as well as “links2learning” (small and large group experiences), dividing students by stage, rather than age. Working with both the parents, and students themselves, we provide a unique approach to education. This program is available in Grand Traverse and surrounding areas… although field trips may be across the state so watch for learning-adventures heading to your area!