Gross Motor Skills
- The development of basic locomotor skills, such as, but not limited to, running, walking sideways, jumping, and/or skipping.
- Coordination of physical skills in balance, jumping, dancing, sliding, rough-and-tumble play, rolling, throwing, catching (large easy toys), and walking backwards.
- Ability to participate in simple guided games using large motor skills (ex. Freeze Tag, London Bridge)
- Independently climbing up and down furniture or large tumble equipment (ex. Slides, jungle gyms).
Fine Motor Skills
- The development of the pincer grip, such as tracing straight, curved and zigzag lines, snipping using scissors, buttoning and unbuttoning large buttons, using a zipper etc.
- Using whole hand muscles skillfully (holding a marker, paintbrush, opening jar lids, catching small balls, etc).
- Following simple two step directions such that of applying glue to a piece of paper and sticking it to another piece of paper
- Rolling, pounding, squeezing playdough or other sensorial compounds (slime, cloud dough, goop).
- Identifying the letters of the alphabet.
- Identifying and understanding the symbols of the numbers 1 – 10.
- Identifying basic shapes
- Identifying primary colors
- Sorting objects by color and size
- Understanding simple patterns (AB)
- Understanding simple adjectives (ex. hard/soft, hot /cold)
Social and Emotional Development
- To depict a happy, confident, and contended disposition towards school
- To show an awareness of himself/herself as a person
- To assert his or her own independence
- To stand up for his/her rights as an individual
- To display good self-esteem
- To display a positive and open attitude in approaching new experiences
- To be able to follow classroom routines and simple rules
Language, Literacy, and Communication Development
- To identify his/her own name verbally and in writing
- To imitate words, songs, expressions, and actions in its proper context
- To respond to music with body movement (ex. clapping, dancing, stomping)
- To express ideas in artwork (ex. I like red.)
- To enjoy looking at books
- To ask simple questions (ex. What is that? Where is that?)