Developmental Milestones

Social and Emotional Goals
Growing in Independence

  • Does not cling to staff excessively
  • Uses initiative in pursuing curiosities
  • Accepts guidance from┬áteacher
  • Makes activity┬áchoices
  • Seeks other children to play with

Learning to Give, Share, and Receive Affection

  • Seeks help and makes individual needs known
  • Allows self to be comforted during stressful time
  • Plays with others in cooperative play

Learning to Interact with Others

  • Plays with others in cooperative play
  • Takes turns without a fuss
  • Shows concern for someone in distress

Developing Self Control

  • Develops ability to take directions
  • Handles change/startling situations with control
  • Can express anger in words rather than actions

Developing a Positive Feeling about One’s Relationship to the World

  • Does not withdraw from others excessively
  • Shows interest/attention in classroom activities

Intellectual Goals

Language

  • Speaks clearly
  • Takes part in conversations
  • Speaks in expanded sentences
  • Contributes to informal group discussions

Pre-writing and Pre-reading

  • Pretends to write with pictures and scribbles
  • Includes letter-like forms in writing
  • Writes first name
  • Pretends to read using pictures to tell story

Classification, Number, Time & Space

  • Identifies objects by shape/color/size
  • Sorts objects by likeness
  • Puts events in sequence
  • Puts objects in a series
  • Counts how many are present

Art Skills

  • Makes controlled scribble
  • Makes basic shapes
  • Combines circle/squares with crossed lines

Physical Goals

Large Motor Development

  • Build awareness of one’s body
  • Walks down steps alternating feet
  • Runs with control over speed and direction
  • Climbs up and down climbing equipment with ease

Small/Fine Motor Development

  • Turns hand/wrist with ease
  • Pours liquid into glass without spilling
  • Manages zippers/buttons/Velcro tabs
  • Completes inset puzzle
  • Uses scissors with control (thumb up)
  • Holds pencil with correct tripod grip
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