5-yr-oldBelow you will find the the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the curriculum and other details of Milestones Early Educational Community in Menomonie, WI. If your question is still being unanswered after reviewing the following, please contact us, or request a tour!

1. What is the Reggio Emilia Approach?

The Reggio Emilia curriculum is based on the principles of respect, responsibility, and community in a supportive and enriching environment. This self-guided curriculum is built upon the interests of the children through exploration and discovery with the assumption that a child forms their own personality during the early stages of development. We also respect the parents as the child’s first teacher, and that’s why parent involvement is always invited and encouraged at Milestones Early Educational Community.

2. What does Accreditation mean?

In order to be an accredited child care center by the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs, you must meet rigorous standards and guidelines for high-quality care, in which Milestones has continued to exceed. With a brand-new, child-friendly building, Milestones has also been determined as a five-star rated child care center by Youngstar, Wisconsin’s Child Care Rating Program.

3. What are Your Hours of Operation?

Milestones Early Educational Community is open from 6:00am to 6:00pm.

4. Is Milestones open on days that school is cancelled?

Yes, Milestones is open on days that schools are cancelled, with the exception of a few holidays (see full list).

5. Is Milestones open on Holidays?

Milestones is closed for the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
6. Do I need to provide my own baby formula or is it provided by Milestones?

Milestones will provide Parents Choice Advantage Formula, Oatmeal or Rice cereal, Stage 2 fruits, and Stage 2 Vegetables. You are also
welcome to provide any other brands of formula or breast milk if you prefer. We also provide a pack n play at the center for nap times. Parents will need to provide: diapers, wipes, 2-3 bottles, 2-3 changes of clothes, and a blanket.

7. Do you potty train the children, and if so, at what age?

We will gladly work with your children to help them towards their independence in using the bathroom. We recommend waiting until the child is developmentally ready, and that usually happens around the time they enter the 2-year-old classroom. All children are different and will be ready on their own time. We will work with them when they are ready.

8. What if my child is a picky eater/has special dietary needs?

Milestones provides peace of mind by preparing nutritional, high-standard cooking and meals for the children that follows the guidelines set by the Wisconsin Food Program. You are welcome to provide any food of your choice for your child as a substitute to what we offer. We offer the full meal to all the children, and we encourage them to try all of the food. The teachers also sit and eat with the children in order to model good manners and healthy eating habits.

9. How Much Does Milestones’ Child Care Cost?

If you would like to know more about the cost of child care at Milestones Early Educational Community, please call us at 715-235-3875, or request a tour.