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Milestones Programs for Children at Indian Hill

1011 West Brown Deer Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217

(414) 964-5545


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our play-based approach is very much geared toward the individual child. We believe that young children have their own unique approach and style and that at this young age we need to structure our environment, materials, and approach to meet this variety of learning styles.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Milestones Programs for Children is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing the highest quality care and educational opportunities for children. We believe that children flourish in an environment where they can move around, make choices and follow individual interests. Children need to explore, discover, and enjoy. Children need opportunities to exercise their imaginations and creativity in a supportive environment with caring and responsive adults. Our program at Indian Hill also offers our older children the opportunity to explore the prairie space located behind the school building and experience this natural habitat and all it has to offer in terms of learning about plants and animals native to the area.

A Typical Day

The environment and materials provided are designed to meet the specific needs of the age group using the space. We have four rooms: infant/toddler, early childhood, preschool, and after school. For specifics on the daily routines/schedules we invite you to call and/or visit our programs.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Daily communication at drop-off and pick-up is essential for a positive experience for children, parents, and teaching staff. For our infants and toddlers we also provide a daily, written report. Each classroom also posts highlights of their day. Monthly newsletters and bi-annual parent conferences are also provided.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Children need to experience the daily routine in order to become comfortable with the process. Teachers are available to help children who are experience difficulties. Comfort objects (such as blankets or nuks) are necessary for some children to make that initial transition but once they are engaged and busy in activities, they are left. Some children just need to know they are available to them.