Our Mission Statement
MILE Preschool will provide safe opportunities for children to learn through their strengths & weaknesses through the multiple intelligences.
In 1983, a researcher named Dr. Howard Gardner developed the theory of multiple intelligences. He believed that we all have multiple ways of knowing, multiple ways of learning knowledge and multiple ways of processing information. There are eight kinds of intelligence: linguistic (word smart), logical-mathematical (number/reasoning smart), spatial (picture smart), bodily kinesthetic (body smart), musical (music smart), interpersonal (people smart), intrapersonal (self smart), naturalistic (nature smart) and existential (spiritual smart).
With standard assessments playing such a crucial role in children's lives, children are led to believe that their intelligence is linked strictly to their IQs and that their intelligence is fixed. Children are not taught that intelligence can be taught, learned, and improved upon by strengthening their intelligence skills/smarts. Generally, the more we practice the better we become. We can learn to be more intelligent in more ways and on more levels of our lives if we know our intellectual strengths and weaknesses. In doing so, we discover your child's strengths through observation and play.
The curriculum that is chosen to direct teacher instruction are ones that revolve around the child's multi-sensory involvement. Zoo Phonics, Touch Math, Handwriting Without Tears, Gardening Experience, Music Together, and Yoga For Kids are a few of the programs that are offered in at MILE Preschool. We will also incorporate a Christian based curriculum which emphasizes on the golden rules. We provide cultural opportunities and involve community leaders to build the information for interpersonal relationships. With this total package, we offer high quality learning that meets the needs of all children. MILE Preschool will not surrender our passion for genuine teachings in the classroom.
SO, welcome to the MILE Preschool family. Thank you for entrusting us with your child. We look forward to learning from your child as much as your child learning from us!