Infant-Toddler Level

Physical Development
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).

Cognitive Development

  • 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?)