DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Michigan – Dearborn Heights Montessori Center (DHMC) invites parents to attend a free parent workshop on Monday, January 20, 2014. Rick Ackerly, a nationally recognized educator and speaker, will lead an educational presentation that will help parents learn how to bring out the best in their children.
The workshop will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2014 at the DHMC campus, located at 466 N. John Daly in Dearborn Heights. Admission is free, and complimentary child care will be available.
Ackerly, who earned a master’s degree in education from Harvard University, has more than 45 years of experience working in and for schools — coaching teachers, school leaders and parents nationwide. Author of The Genius in Every Child: Encouraging Character, Curiosity and Creativity in Children, Ackerly lives in Decatur, Illinois.
“When we have the opportunity to bring in highly respected and engaging speakers, we are glad to invite any parents in our community to join us,” said Kay Neff, head of school at Dearborn Heights Montessori Center. “I am confident that parents who attend Mr. Ackerly’s presentation will take away insights and tips that they can put to use right away.”
To attend the January 20 workshop and for planning purposes, please call DHMC at 313-359-3000 or email Shelley Boatright at [email protected] by January 16, 2014. Additional information about Ackerly is available at www.geniusinchldren.org.
About Dearborn Heights Montessori Center
Dearborn Heights Montessori Center (DHMC) is a non-profit educational community founded in 1972. Now in its fifth decade, DHMC is the largest and longest-established Montessori school in western Wayne County. Programs include toddler, preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school as well as summer programs and academic tutoring. Day care and latchkey are also available for enrolled children. DHMC has received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is affiliated with the American Montessori Society, Michigan Montessori Society, and the Association of Independent Michigan Schools (AIMS). DHMC toddler, preschool, day care and latchkey programs, along with its satellites Livonia Montessori School and Plymouth-Canton Montessori School, are licensed by the Michigan Division of Child and Adult Licensing. More information is available at www.dhmontessori.org and by calling 313-359-3000.