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Maple Tree Montessori Donates One-Year Tuition

Maple Tree Montessori Academy of Brighton is donating a one-year preschool tuition to benefit the CAP (Child Abuse Prevention) Council of Livingston County, a program of LACASA. That means one local family will have the opportunity to enroll their child at Maple Tree Montessori Academy and help prevent child abuse at the same time.

The CAP Council is offering the tuition through an on-line bidding process that begins on Monday, April 16, and concludes Monday, April 30, at 5 p.m. The tuition, for morning or afternoon preschool during the 2012 – 2013 school year, is valued at $4587 and is available for new enrollments only.

The minimum bid for the tuition is $2500, a savings of more than $2000. A “buy-it-now” price of $3500 is being offered. The first bid for that amount will automatically result in the sale of the tuition. If a “buy-it-now” bid of $3500 is not received by April 30, the tuition will go to the person submitting the highest bid before 5 p.m. on that date.

According to Deanna Norris, CAP Council director, the Maple Tree tuition is being sold by the CAP Council and 100 percent of the proceeds will directly support child abuse prevention programs in Livingston County.

“Since 2005, tuitions donated by Maple Tree Montessori Academy have raised more than $12,000 to support local programs designed to keep children safe,” Norris said.

Families wishing to bid on the tuition should send an e-mail with their name and telephone number, along with the amount of their bid, to  The subject line should read “Maple Tree Tuition.”

Maple Tree Montessori Academy, located on Old U.S. 23 in Brighton, offers preschool, kindergarten and lower elementary curricula.  For information about the school and its programs, visit their website at or call (810) 225-8321.

The CAP Council, serving Livingston County for more than 32 years, is a program of LACASA and a designated Local Council of the Michigan Children’s Trust Fund. CAP Council programs are funded, in part, by the Livingston County United Way.

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