In all of the classrooms at Milestones, you will find small child to staff ratios – lower than state requirements.
Our program’s curriculum is based on the premise that children learn about the world around them through play – active involvement with other children, adults, and materials.
Children need years of experience with real objects and events before they are ready to understand the meaning of symbols such as letters and numbers. Learning takes place as young children touch, manipulate, and experiment with things and interact with people. The teachers’ role is to create an environment that supports the ideas and experiences of children and invites them to observe, be active, make choices, and experiment. Children engage in activities such as block building, painting, and dramatic play, adding pieces of information to what they already know and thereby generating new understandings. Children learn simple concepts and then use these concepts to grasp more complex ideas.