It is with great pleasure that this Family Handbook is presented to you. It is the product of many hours and many hands. It is meant to be a helpful resource to you as we embark on this year of learning and growth together. The Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center (GRCDC) is a diverse, urban, K-5 school in the heart of Grand Rapids, MI. The school believes education is based on relationships; relationships to others, to ideas, to the environment and the larger community. This approach is based on the Reggio Emilia method which encourages curiosity, discovery and connectedness. This shared experience in passionate discovery engages all members of our school community in co-constructing a unique and effective education. We are very excited to have you with us. Families and students play an important part in the education of all students. If at any time during the school year you have any questions regarding this document, or policies and procedures, the spirit behind these, or our Reggio Emilia approach, please contact us.