Dear parents/guardians: Yesterday Dept of Education advised against use of Zoom platform for online/remote instruction citing security concerns. In order to facilitate that advice/concern MOHDC has begun searching for an alternative option that is equally efficient and user friendly- while not requiring paid subscription or changes to computer operating systems in the short or long … Read More
Dear Families, We hope your loved ones are safe and well, despite these unprecedented and challenging circumstances. We are grateful for our community of incredible families and educators for showing ongoing commitment to offering a robust remote learning experience for our students. During the last two weeks we have been considering the most effective strategies that … Read More
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency, all MOHDC SmartStart Nature Academy centers will be CLOSED on Monday March 16, 2020. We will provide our families with timely updates as the situation unfolds.
Hot on the heels of Black History Month, MOHDC SmartStart Nature Academy is now celebrating Women’s HERSTORY Month. We use the term herstory instead of history to put the emphasis on women’s accomplishments.
Our scholars made Valentine’s Day cards in class. Each card was a hand-made, one-of-a-kind original unlike anything else that’s been made before. Better, in our opinion, than anything that could have been mass-produced and purchased in a store. Each card was made with a colored piece of construction paper with a red heart affixed to … Read More
What do you get when you mix ice cubes, paint, brushes, water, baby oil, glitter, soap, and a room full of curious children? You get fun, experimentation, learning, and class projects. Yes, there was a little bit of mess, but it was all worth it for the lessons learned.
February is Black History Month! This year, make your Black History Month a richer experience by looking beyond the common heroes like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Tubman. Expand your mind with the accomplishments of other heroes and notable figures of the past, like Fannie Lou Hamer, Shirley Chisholm, Carter G. … Read More
Friends and families, are you looking for a great cultural experience this holiday season? There is an amazing attraction called Hello Panda Festival that promises a sensory experience and greater cultural appreciation. You and your child, or even other family members, can enjoy a variety of lantern exhibits, shop from an extensive souvenir market, eat … Read More
On Wednesday December 18,2019 Our 3K and PreK classes were invited to witness the art and magic of the holidays in a production of The Lion King at Hyde Leadership Elementary Charter School.
We’re getting festive! The staff and students at MOHDC SmartStart Nature Academy have been busy preparing holiday decorations to display in our centers. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in store!