At Milestones, High Scope is our chosen curriculum due to its alignment with our philosophy which highlights both play-based and hands-on learning. This research-based curriculum is focused on open-ended activities, child led learning, learning through exploration, and child planning and reflection. Learning occurs throughout all portions of the daily routine. Planned learning activities take place in a variety of settings including one-on-one, small groups and large groups.
Learning environments for infants, toddlers and preschoolers are set up to allow many opportunities for “hands on “exploration. Learning experiences are designed by caregivers to meet interests and skill levels of each group of children.
Caregivers work as partners with parents, sharing observations of each child’s growth and development and setting goals together. Individualized planning allows for learning that engage children’s interest for the reinforcement of developmental skills.
Milestones offers a play-based program that engages and furthers each child’s cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical, and creative development. Children are provided ample opportunities to explore their environment and expand social and problem solving skills. Our certified and degreed teachers serve as role models and encompass positive images of children, recognizing that they are capable of many things. With this in mind, our staff constantly encourages children to reach new potentials. Teachers embody the roles of facilitators, observers and evaluators, all while providing a warm, nurturing environment.
Parents are encouraged to become involved with their child’s education by partnering with teachers and care-givers to assist their child in growing to his or her fullest potential. We believe it is essential for parents, teachers, and families to work as a team with a common goal to continually develop and increase children’s knowledge and growth.
Emerging at the forefront of early childhood education, Milestones Child Development Center offers exquisite Outdoor Classrooms and Natural Playgrounds at each of our locations. Designed to extend and enhance children’s learning experiences, these uniquely and thoughtfully designed spaces allow the learning environment to extend out into nature.
Children of all ages explore all-natural materials, such as stone, wood, plant life, water, and soil to cultivate an appreciation for the natural world and to develop invaluable skills.