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About Milestones Preschool
Milestones Preschool is a unique, home based learning environment located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. We are licensed by NYS as a group family daycare but run our program as a traditional preschool.
We provide a loving, caring, and safe environment with an emphasis on child-centered, hands-on, play-based learning with an age-appropriate curriculum. We have a consistent schedule, seasonal and interest-based activities, and everything we do promotes learning in a fun and enjoyable way.
We accept children ages 2 through 5. We are also a UPK which serves children ages 4 and 5. We are an inclusive school and work to accommodate all children.
We have a maximum of 12 students per day, with all students in one mixed-age classroom.
We believe that:
Preschool should be a warm, fun, and loving place where your child feels safe, where your family feels welcome, and is a place that your child wants to be. We take pride in being in-tune with your child's needs, emotions, abilities, and interests. We feel that a child's first introduction to a separation program sets the tone for a love of school and learning.
Respect and kindness are a top priority. We stress cooperation, helpfulness, and consideration. We enjoy the mixed-age class because it resembles a family unit. We encourage the older children to model appropriate behavior and become a teacher for our younger students and the younger students learn from our older students. We encourage all students to be kind and loving to each other, their teachers, and the school itself. We do a lot of social teaching like sharing, cooperation, and "using our words" to resolve conflict.
Children are natural learners and can achieve and succeed at any age. We strive to make learning fun, and everything can be a teachable moment. We are not curriculum-driven, but do have a preschool curriculum that is based on educational philosophies and is flexible based upon student interests. There is a balance of free play, guided activity, and group play. Your child is always encouraged but never made to participate. We are experts at early separation and we will work with you to make that first preschool experience a positive and successful one.
Our goal is to help develop kind, caring, confident, and curious learners who love going to school and love to learn.