Focusing on “The Whole Child”
The curriculum at Milestones employs a range of developmentally appropriate practice. Our curriculum is aligned with New Jersey Preschool Expectations and Standards. This will ensure a smooth transition and readiness for Kindergarten/ First Grade and their future education. In addition, we also utilize the Creative Curriculum and Project Based approaches. This means that children are not only meeting the expectations in the eyes of the state, they are also learning through imagination and creativity that is encouraged from multiple approaches.
“Children are like tiny flowers; they are varied and need care, but each is beautiful alone and glorious when seen in the community of peers. – Friedrich Fröbel
Included in the Milestones Curricula:
- Whole Language Literacy/Phonemic Awareness
- Mathematical Concepts
- Science / Discovery
- Social Studies
- Sensory Skills/Input
- Fine and Gross Motor Skills
- Creative Movement
- S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics)
- Cooking and Nutrition
- Health and Safety
- Self Help Skills
- Manners and Etiquette
We use “Interest Areas” to learn
Interest areas such as blocks, math manipulatives, writing, dramatic play and science make an appropriate classroom set up and provides structure in the classroom. The children will be able to use these areas to promote positive relationships with their peers and teachers. Our teachers will promote a language rich environment to teach through play. We provide children opportunities throughout the day for choice time in these interest areas. Our goal for our students is to give them a full day of learning in a fun purposeful environment.
All of our children enjoy fresh air and exercise in our state of the art fenced in playground 2-3 times per day. Babies who are not mobile will be able to enjoy outside time with stroller walks and our separate infant play area.