SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Sense of Self

  • Shows ability to adjust to new situations
  • Demonstrates appropriate trust in adults
  • Recognizes own feelings and manages them appropriately
  • Stands up for Rights

Responsibility for Self and Others

  • Demonstrates self-direction and independence
  • Takes responsibility for own well-being
  • Respects and cares for classroom environment and materials
  • Follows classroom routines
  • Follows classroom rules

Prosocial Behavior

  • Plays well with other children
  • Recognizes the feelings of others and responds appropriately
  • Shares and respects the rights of others
  • Uses thinking skills to resolve conflicts

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Gross Motor

  • Demonstrates basic locomotor skills (running, jumping, hopping, galloping)
  • Shows balance while moving
  • Climbs up and Down
  • Pedals and steers a tricycle (or other wheeled vehicle)
  • Demonstrates throwing kicking and catching skills

Fine Motor

  • Controls small muscles in hands
  • Coordinates eye-hand movement
  • Uses tools for writing and drawing

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Learning and Problem Solving

  • Observes objects and events with curiosity
  • Approaches problems flexibly
  • Shows persistence in approaching tasks
  • Explores cause and effect
  • Applies knowledge or experience to a new context

Logical Thinking

  • Classifies objects
  • Compares/measures
  • Arranges objects in a series
  • Recognizes patterns and can repeat them
  • Shows awareness of time concepts and sequence
  • Shows awareness of position in space
  • Uses one-to-one correspondence
  • Uses numbers and counting

Representation and Symbolic Thinking

  • Takes on pretend roles and situations
  • Makes believe with objects
  • Makes and interprets representations

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Listening and Speaking

  • Hears and discriminates the sounds of language
  • Expresses self using words and expanded sentences
  • Understands and follows oral directions
  • Answers questions
  • Asks questions
  • Actively participates in conversations

Reading and Writing

  • Enjoys and values reading
  • Demonstrates understanding of print concepts
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet
  • Uses emerging reading skills to make meaning from print
  • Comprehends and interprets meanings from books and other texts
  • Understands the purpose of writing
  • Writes letters and words