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Preschool
Preschool Curriculum- The Creative Curriculum- Goals and Objectives at a Glance
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 patters and can repeat them
Shows awareness of time concepts and sequence
Shows awareness of position in space
Uses on-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 meaning from books and other texts
Understands the purpose of writing
Writes letters and words

Take a Look at Preschool

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