We welcome visitors in the HighScope Demonstration Preschool. Visitors are able to view firsthand this unique active learning approach and witness an engaging and exciting educational experience for children and their families. Visitors from around the country and around the world come to Michigan to see the HighScope Curriculum in action. Visitors include teachers, administrators, researchers, policymakers, representatives of charitable organizations, and anyone else interested in the education of young children.
Visitors are asked to make appointments in advance. Observation of the program is via closed-circuit video monitors located in an adjacent room. Observations are scheduled on selected Fridays, so please register early. To schedule a visit, please contact Selina Smith at 734.485.2000, Ext. 257, or via e-mail, [email protected].
Some points to keep in mind when visiting:
Visitors should arrive at our observation room at 8:15 a.m. This will allow for a classroom tour and overview of the HighScope educational approach before the children arrive at 8:30 a.m. The visitor program concludes at about 11:45 a.m.
Our remote video system allows for observing the classroom from an attached observation room.
Your visit will include an overview of HighScope's work; observation of the classroom routine; a tour of the classroom; observation of team planning; and a short question/answer session with the teachers. If you would like to visit the book store please make these arrangements as your schedule your visit.
Cameras and videotaping equipment may be brought for taking pictures of the classroom but not of children or of the team planning process.
We will provide coffee and tea. You may also bring a snack for your group if you wish.
The HighScope Demonstration Preschool operates five days a week (M–F) during the regular school year. School hours are 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Visitors are welcome on selected Fridays, capacity is limited, so register early.
There is no charge for Demonstration Preschool visits.