Making Memories • Achieving Milestones • One Child At A Time

Our Programs

We integrate an award-winning curriculum into your child’s day, and each of our classrooms (Infant, Toddler, Preschool and PreK) implement this plan on a daily basis.


Creative Curriculum™, OWL, and High Reach curriculum make up our early childhood research-based curriculum. Memories & Milestones Academy utilizes these three curriculums to stay on the leading edge of early childhood education.


Assessments

Individualized assessments are invaluable in early childhood education. At Memories & Milestones Academy, we implement our curriculum and then assess each child to ensure that we are planning age-appropriate developmental opportunities to meet their individual needs.


We encourage parents to attend conferences and participate in our assessments to help their child’s early childhood education.


Our Curriculum Goals

  • Make learning meaningful and fun.Make learning meaningful and fun
  • Facilitate the development of the whole child with developmentally appropriate activities
  • Be flexible enough to allow the teacher to adapt the curriculum to the individual needs of each child
  • Be based on a sound educational theory about how children learn and develop
  • Encourage family involvement and keep families informed
  • Provide creative, hands-on activities that allow children to learn and explore their curiosity
  • Foster a positive self-image in each child

INFANT


Our Infant Classroom

- Make learning meaningful and fun.

- Facilitate the development of the whole child with developmentally appropriate activities.

- Be flexible enough to allow the teacher to adapt the curriculum to the individual needs of each child

- Be based on a sound educational theory about how children learn and develop

- Encourage family involvement and keep families informed

- Provide creative, hands-on activities that allow children to learn and explore their curiosity

- Foster a positive self-image in each child


Teachers utilize The Creative CurriculumⓇ for Infants, Toddlers & Twos to guide their daily teaching. This curriculum is based on the latest, most current research about how young children develop and learn.


Watching each baby achieve important milestones, grow, laugh and form strong relationships is what our infant teachers love about their career!


Our Infant Curriculum Objectives


Social-Emotional:

Regulates own emotions and behaviours

Establishes and sustains positive relationships


Physical:

Demonstrates travelling skills

Demonstrates balancing skills

Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination


Language:

Listens to and understand increasingly complex language

Uses language to express thought and needs

Uses appropriate language communication skills


Cognitive:

Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

Remembers and connects experiences


Literacy

Demonstrates knowledge of print and its uses


Math

Uses number concepts and operations

Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes

Compares and measures

Demonstrates knowledge of patterns



TODDLERS

Our Toddler Classroom

We welcome you to visit our Toddler classroom to see toddlers learning self-help skills, singing and dancing, participating at group time, learning with all five senses, playing outside, mastering potty-training and exploring the world that surrounds them.


Teachers utilize The Creative CurriculumⓇ for Infants, Toddlers & Twos to guide their daily teaching. This curriculum is based on the latest, most current research about how young children develop and learn. Leave the world to us. All meals are included.


Toddlers are busy little learners! Your child will be learning so much in this classroom, and watching the toddler's personality evolve and forming long-term bonds is what our teachers love about their career.


Our Toddler Curriculum Objectives

Social-emotional:

Regulates own emotions and behaviours

Establishes and sustains positive relationships

Participates cooperatively and constructively in groups


Physical:

Demonstrates travelling skills

Demonstrates balancing skills

Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination


Language:

Listens to and understand increasingly complex language

Uses language to express thought and needs

Uses appropriate language communication skills


Cognitive:

Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

Remembers and connects experiences

Uses symbols and images to represent something not present


Literacy

Demonstrates knowledge of print and its uses

Demonstrates phonological awareness

Demonstrates emergent writing skills


Math

Uses number concepts and operations

Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes

Compares and measures



PRESCHOOLERS

Our Preschool Classroom

We welcome you to visit our Preschool classroom to see learning, fun and growing in action! Some exciting things your child will do; play outside daily, learn self-help skills, join group time, learn days of the week, challenge their mind and most importantly be safe and taken care of.


Teachers utilize The Creative CurriculumⓇ for Infants, Toddlers & Twos to guide their daily teaching. This curriculum is based on the latest, most current research about how young children develop and learn. Leave the world to us. All meals are included.


We truly enjoy our career and know that we make a real difference when we hear the appreciation and acknowledgement from both our parents and local school district screening professionals.


Our Preschoolers Curriculum Objectives


Social-emotional:

Regulates own emotions and behaviours

Establishes and sustains positive relationships

Participates cooperatively and constructively in groups


Physical:

Demonstrates travelling skills

Demonstrates balancing skills

Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills

Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination


Language:

Listens to and understand increasingly complex language

Uses language to express thought and needs

Uses appropriate language communication skills


Cognitive:

Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

Remembers and connects experiences

Uses classification skills

Uses symbols and images to represent something not present


Literacy

Demonstrates phonological awareness

Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet

Demonstrates knowledge of print and its uses

Comprehends and responds to books and other texts

Demonstrates emergent writing skills


Math

Uses number concepts and operations

Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes

Compares and measures

Demonstrates knowledge of patterns


Science and Technology:

Our curriculum focuses on living things, physical properties of materials and objects, and our earth’s environment and how we care for it.


Social Studies:

Our curriculum focuses on the study of people and the way they relate to others. The kids learn how to be researchers, critical thinkers, and active members of a classroom community.


The Arts

Our curriculum allows children to express themselves through the visual arts, music, dance and movement, and drama. As children draw, paint, construct, mold, sing, dance, etc, they make new discoveries and integrate what they are learning.




PREKINDERGARTEN

Our Classroom

We welcome you to visit our classroom to see learning, fun and growing in action! Here your child will begin new friendships, learn life lessons, challenge their mind and most importantly be safe and taken care of.


The High Reach curriculum (New Prague) or OWL curriculum (Belle Plaine) is implemented into each day here in our classroom. Both curriculums are award-winning and backed by extensive research. Our Curriculum aligns with Kindergarten expectations and our learning objectives focus on what is developmentally appropriate for each child.


We partner with the local Kindergarten teachers to implement their requests into our daily teachings. We really want your child to be prepared and succeed now, in Kindergarten and beyond. Leave the work to us, all meals are included.


We understand the importance of children’s development. Our career is successful and proof comes from appreciation and acknowledgement we receive from both parents and local teachers and most importantly watching your child learn, grow and succeed!



Our PreK Curriculum Objectives


Language Arts:

Print awareness

Phonological/phonemic awareness

Reading and comprehension

Writing, spelling and handwriting

Listening and speaking


Mathematics

Number sense

Geometry and spatial sense

Measurement

Data analysis


Science

Science process and physical science

Life science and health

Earth and space science


Social Studies

Civics and government

Geography

History

Economics


The Arts

Visual arts

Music

Creative Dramatics


Motor Skills

Fine Motor Development

Large Motor Development



SCHOOL AGE

Our Classroom

Our school-age children share a classroom with our PreK children. Although their time with us is short, we incorporate various activities into this period, including; outdoor play, sensory play, art, reading and writing time, educational computer games, homework help, etc. Breakfast and snacks are also included.


We also offer a non-school daycare. Children will have a fun-filled day, which may include; twister, card games, science experiments, in-house field trips, outside play, shark tag, video game day, cooking as well as various arts and crafts.


We acknowledge that a non-school day should be just that! Our goal is to make your child’s day loads of fun so don’t even realize that they are learning. Leave the work to us! All meals are included.


Summer program available. Please visit our Academy for more information.


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Parent Pack

We know that choosing a childcare facility is a very personal choice, based on many different factors.


To make sure that your choice of preschool aligns with your lifestyle, we’ve pulled together some useful information and added it to our Parent Pack which is available to download via the link below.

Memories & Milestones Academy, 900 East South Street Belle Plaine MN, 56011-2163

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