Young 5s


Milestones proudly offers a unique, flexible Young 5s program tailored for a versatile range of children. The program effectively blends key components of our play-based curriculum with foundational elements of a more traditional school structure to provide a bridge to Kindergarten. The program is ideal for children who may benefit from a continuation of prior Preschool or Pre-K programs, who are below the age threshold for public school Kindergarten-entry, and/or who can further develop in maturity and social- and/or cognitive-readiness for success in Kindergarten.

Program curriculum immerses children in all facets of development, including socio-emotional, cognitive, and physical. A strong emphasis on language development is incorporated into daily experiences to foster written and verbal as well as pre-reading skills. Number concepts and problem-solving skills are developed using a variety of materials and authentic experiences.

The Young 5s program is structured with a typical school-day schedule with wrap-around care available. Class-size is typically 20-24 children with a low ratio of 1 teacher for every 12 students.

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Caledonia Location

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Belmont Location

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Cascade Location

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Portage Location

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Sample Daily Schedule

6:00 – 7:00 Arrival; drop off in Indoor Play Space
7:05 – 8:20 Free Choice Time
8:20 – 8:30 Wash Hands
8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast
 9:00 – 9:20 Morning Circle
9:20 – 10:40 Centers 10-15 min center rotation
10:40 – 11:00 Prep for Outside
11:00 – 11:45 Outside Play
11:45 – 12:15 Wash Hands/Transition Activity
12:15 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 1:00 Bathroom/Transition to Rest
 1:15 – 1:45 Quiet/Rest Time
1:45 – 2:45 Quiet Activities
2:45 – 3:00 Clean up/Transition to Snack
3:00 – 3:30 Free Choice/Snack
3:30 – 4:45 Structured Activities
4:45 – 6:30 Outside/Free

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