Child's development in terms of information processing, conceptual resources, perceptual skill, language learning, and other aspects of the developed adult brain.
Milestone’s children are bilingual. The development of language is strongly interdependent with our child’s brain development and cognitive development. Studies have shown that having a large vocabulary increases creativity and helps people to come up with new ideas. “Growing up with more than one language is an asset well worth the investment”.
The child observes activities in the environment and gains knowledge through the real experience of how to accomplish life skills in a purposeful way. The Practical Life area teaches children care of self and care for the environment.
Practical Life activities are the activities of everyday life and they are involved in all aspects of life. These activities are cultural and specific to the child's time and place. Practical life activities help give the child a sense of being and belonging, established through participation in daily life with us. Through practical life the child learns about his culture and all about what it is to be human.The quality of a child’s earliest environments, and the availability of developmentally appropriate experiences, are crucial determinants of how a child’s brain develops. Environments that are nurturing and supportive promote optimal early childhood development, and greatly improve children’s education, health and employment outcomes.
Children are using early math skills throughout their daily routines and activities. This process of making sense of the environment is a child’s first step in the math activities of comparing, matching, sorting and classifying.
The matching and sorting process begins during infancy. This is when babies begin to notice which sounds they make will bring an adult running to them. This process of making sense of the environment is a child’s first step in the math activities of comparing, matching, sorting and classifying. More advanced mathematical skills are based on an early math “foundation”just like a house is built on a strong foundation. In the toddler years, you can help your child begin to develop early math skills by introducing ideas like
In our sensorial class, we work on refining our kids' senses. The sense of taste, smell, sound, touch (discrimination of temperature and weight) and sight (discrimination of colors, shapes, and sizes).
Life has changed tremendously over the last few decades due to technology. We became nowadays living and surrounded by a virtual world. Our kids are the most affected from these changes as they became dependent on exploring the entire world through the web. The size of their physical world, the one where they’re free to roam, is actually shrinking. The circle of freedom has moved from physical to virtual. Technology alienated our kids from being close to their senses. TV, smart phones and YouTube became the default choices. The signature of Milestones education method is to go back to basics by teaching the children through all their senses. we bring back life to our kids’ awareness of their senses by offering different and contrast sensations. Materials that trigger different sensory skills help children distinguish, categorize, and relate new information to what they already know. We don’t depend on introducing the right materials only, but also on introducing them in the right time based the child’s development stage.
In this class, our kids develop their gross motor skills.
In Milestones, we work on building the child’s independence by introducing muscle training in effortless activities that suit the age of the child. Our teaching philosophy revolves on practicing education through movements. This enhances the child’s cognitive development and independence as well as his self-confidence. If you would like to get engaged and improve your child’s gross motor development, try to create circumstances and space for your child to practice his skills at home.
in this class, our kids develop their fine motor skills.
Certain types of activities work on fine motor skills in ways that strengthen fingers, wrists, feet, toes, lips, and tongue. It works on hand and eye coordination and helps with their precision.
In this class, children learn about emotions and how to express their feelings of sadness, happiness, anger...
Learning about feelings and emotions is part of developing positive self-esteem and better relationships with others. As a child's emotional intelligence grows, they are increasingly able to use their emotional information to guide their own thinking and behavior; in other words, to calm themselves down.Children, who play together in preschool, with the guidance of the teacher, learn how to share, to agree, to negotiate and to cooperate.This understanding is essential for the formation of positive human relationships.