Welcome to the Milestones Preschool FAQs page. Please click on any of the questions below to view the answer. These are our most common question but feel free to contact us or give us a call and we will be more than happy to help!
Do you offer parent education?
Yes. Once a month, Milestones hosts evening meetings to discuss a variety of topics. Sometimes parent educators lecture on topics such as child development and education. Other months, teachers discuss the projects the children have been working on at school.
How do you handle difficult behavior?
We understand that all children need clarity and structure to feel safe and to know what is expected of them. We offer an environment of collaboration where rulemaking happens as a community. The children and the teachers are active participants in caring for their environment and community. Therefore, everyone’s voice is respected and heard. When children are allowed to be active leaders in their community, they are less likely to show behavioral difficulty. When issues do arise, we redirect children’s behavior to areas or times that are more suitable. We believe that children are doing their best to get basic needs met. We also believe that every child is unique and has individual needs. Some children may need more direction than others. Some benefit from practice through roleplaying or storytelling to fully process the effect of their behavior on the community. We adapt our discipline methods to meet the needs of each child in a safe forum that doesn’t single anyone out.
Do you offer part-time schedules?
Yes. We offer half-day schedules, and partial-week schedules. Tuition varies from schedule to schedule (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B96EEdOdL8vYYUZWaGlJRWpyM2c). Please note that our philosophy works best with a minimum of 3 half days. We do offer 2 day a week schedules for families that would like a more ideal schedule for the future.
What ages do you accept?
We accepts children from 2-5 years old.
For the full day and morning half-days your child must be 3 years old.
We offer a TODDLER program that services children 24 months and up. The TODDLER program runs from 12:30pm-4:30pm.
Does my child need to be potty trained to enroll in the program?
Do I need to pack my child a lunch?
Yes. Milestones offers morning snack and supplemental food should children finish their lunch and need more food. We do not offer lunch.
Is the staff certified in CPR/FIRST AID?
How often does the school close?
We close for two weeks in the winter, two weeks in the spring and two weeks in the summer, as well as for all major holidays.
Do you offer developmental assessments on the children?
Yes. We assess your child as the year unfolds with observational tools such as checklists. All tools are play based and fun for the child and teacher.
How do you transition children into your program?
We like children to feel as safe as possible on their first day of school without parents. Upon completion of enrollment, we will schedule a short home visit. One of our teachers will come to your home and play with your child for 20 minutes. We also ask families to come and have a play date at school during the first week of school. Parents are expected to stay with their child for the first few days and allow the child to play in a new environment with them close by for emotional support. Some children only need a day to feel comfortable whereas other children may need 2 parentally accompanied playdates. This will hopefully allow your child to transition smoothly on their first day.
Do you have a summer program?
Milestones is a year round school. We close for three weeks during the summer after graduation. We start a brand-new school year again in July.
How much parent participation is required?
We ask that at least one member of each family attend monthly school meetings. Parent-teacher conferences twice a year are mandatory. We expect parents to consider and act swiftly on any requests that teachers make at these meetings. Milestones operates best as a community so we ask each family to donate 40 hours of their time each school year. This can be easily accomplished through signing up for a myriad of committee that support fundraising and community efforts for Milestones.