|Milestones is a home based preschool program located in Inglewood, California. We
implement a curriculum based on play, the children and their current interests and level of
At Milestones we take extra care in making children feel safe, comfortable and loved. We
provide children a rich environment to explore and discover. Our goal for our graduates is to
enter kindergarten as self confident, effective problem solvers. Our philosophy is influenced
by DAP (developmentally appropriate practices).Our curriculum is play based. The children
are given time to ask questions, test theories and explore topics that interest them. Reading,
writing, math, science and social development is taught through play. Teachers take much
care in planning curriculum to stay within the child’s interest zone.
We also believe that emotional development is the core of proper whole development. We
have familiarized ourselves with the concepts practiced in nonviolent parenting which
stresses the importance of emotional intelligence. We implement emotional support and
validation throughout the day in our program. We do not “discipline” our children instead we
use redirection. We believe that every behavior has meaning and we work hard to give
children proper tools to cope. We use, “All behavior is a person’s best attempt to meet a
basic need.” As our mantra, we are here to help children understand the meaning behind
their actions and give them more socially acceptable tools to getting their needs met.
We emphasize community. We recognize that parents are a child’s 1st teacher; therefore,
we work with families as partners in supporting the children’s complete development. We
work as one unit and try to maintain consistency throughout the children’s lives.