We are your village in raising your child
The Milestones Academy Infant Program, for children 6 weeks to 1 year old, is an environment for children to experience loving, consistent and innovative support from their teachers in their natural desire to be active learners. We consider all of their needs carefully, bearing in mind their social and emotional needs for security and companionship; their physical needs for nourishment, bodily care, rest, movement and safety; their cognitive needs for opportunities to make choices, explore interesting materials and try out a range of challenging experiences; and their sociolinguistic needs to communicate their desires and discoveries to responsive teachers and other friends in their class.
We comprehensively train our staff members in understanding and responding to children’s needs. We use LOVEVERY developmental toys in our Infant Classes and plan their daily activities considering:
Infants and toddlers learn with their whole body and with all their senses
For infants and toddlers, being actively involved in exploring their environment is natural. Their discoveries about themselves and their immediate environment come to action through waving their arms, watching their hands, kicking, turning over, reaching out, grasping, poking, smelling, listening, touching, mouthing or pulling themselves up. Their active engagement with attentive and responsive adults and with interesting and challenging materials provides them with a base of experiences for interpreting their world.
Infants and toddlers learn because they want to learn
Research shows that infants and toddlers are powerfully self-motivated to learn and explore at their own pace through their own means. In our supportive environment with appropriate opportunities and interactions, toddlers and infants act with increasing autonomy and independence. We help them become independent and inquisitive.