Milestones have university trained teachers who implement a structured preschool program, the same as mainstream preschools for 3-5 year olds.
What additional benefits do Milestones have to offer you and your child?
Select from the list of tabs on the left to view some of the skills and abilities Milestones teachers aim to teach your child to ensure they are prepared for kindergarten.
The following is a list of some of the skils and abilities Milestones teachers aim to teach your child to ensure they are prepared for kindergarten.
In schools today children are provided with many experiences and are required to use computers.
In the senior preschool room at Milestones we have computers that have many beneficial programs for your child.
Children need strong fine motor muscles to ensure they are able to easily hold objects. Milestones teachers engage children in the experiences listed, to effectively build their strength and increase their fine motor abilities.
Before children go to school they need to have basic self help skills.
Milestones teachers help children master the following skills:
Gross motor development refers to the large muscles in our bodies. These muscles enable us to walk, run, skip and jump.
At Milestones we aim to develop each child’s:
We encourage activities involving:
Young children can be described as natural scientists as they are constantly exploring, investigating, experimenting and asking questions.
Staff at Milestones involve the children in looking at and experimenting with some of the major areas of science and agriculture. We encourage the children to ask questions and investigate these areas.
Children of all ages enjoy music and enjoy dancing. Group dance and movement is another important aspect of school life. At Milestones we program music and movement, dancing and singing.
The children really enjoy these experiences. Music and movement extends children’s language skills, co-ordination, balance, strength, cognitive and thinking skills and encourages positive social behaviour with peers. Music and movement also encourages individual expression.
Art and craft is a wonderful experience for children. They are able to use their own imagination to be creative.
Some art and craft mediums used at Milestones are: