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Infant Daycare- Ages 6 weeks to 12 months

Below are the program goals for children in our Infant Daycare Program. Generally, by the end of the infant stage, children may be able to do the following:

Emotional Development

Smile spontaneously

Discriminate strangers from familiar people

Establish and maintain eye contact

Laugh aloud

Recognize own image in a mirror

Exhibit responses to things liked and not liked (e.g. food)

Development

React to familiar persons/objects

Enjoy simple social games

Give and receive affection

Imitate the behaviors of others

Language

Respond to a sound by turning to its directional source

Establish eye contact with staff members

Babble and coo

Smile when approached by others

Imitate speech sounds

Use single words (e.g., mama)

Wave “bye-bye”

Understand “No”

Respond to own name

Physical Development Gross Motor

Hold head erect

Slide/scoot in various directions

Roll over

Crawl

Sit with assistance

Sit independently

Walk with assistance

Track an object visually

Reach for objects

Watch movement of own hand

Physical Development Gross Motor

Grasp rattles/toys

Hold objects and look at them

Transfer objects and look at them

Pull out large pegs from board

Bang and pound objects

Enjoy placing objects in and out of containers

Hold a cup

Use pincer grasp to grab small items

Bounce while sitting/standing

Kneel

Physical Development Gross Motor

Climb

Pull up self to standing position

Stand alone

Creep by hanging onto furniture

React to the presentation of a toy

Turn to look for a dropped object

Uncover a hidden toy

Use noise making toys (e.g. ring a bell, squeak a toy, etc.) in a purposeful manner

Look at pictures in a book

Look in the proper place for an object when it has rolled out of sight

Daycare for Toddlers – Ages 1 to 2 years

Below are the program goals for children in our Daycare for Toddlers Program. Generally, by the end of this stage, children may be able to do the following:

Emotional Development

Recognize self in mirror

Feed self

Play alone1

Express affection to others

Briefly delay immediate needs and wants

Assert independence, sometimes

Help with simple chores

Be cooperative during dressing (e.g. coat)

Attend to a task for a brief time (2-4 min)

Show interest in toileting

Use imagination in play

Social Development

Parallel play with others

Imitate activities and actions

Share with others occasionally

Assist others with simple tasks, sometimes

Participate in a small group for short periods of time

Initiate social responses with people

Physical Development Gross Motor

Bounce while sitting/standing

Kneel

Pull self to a standing position

Stand alone

Creep

Walk independently

Kick and March

Twist body

Throw a ball, run and jump

Push/pull toys

Pick up objects from the floor without falling

Fine Motor

Grasp, shake, point and drop

Squeeze/bang/pound

Pull

Attempt to stack/build

Stir, Empty/fill, pour

Scribble, turn pages, paint

Use a spoon

Cognitive Development

Respond to stimulus

Imitate behaviors/sounds

Explore own environment

Play with objects and toys

Point to three body parts (e.g. hair, eyes, nose, etc.)

Recognize own name

Respond to simple requests/directions

Name three objects (e.g. verbally)

Match and pattern

Remember some previous information

Expressive Skills

Babble and chatter

Repeat sounds

Repeat simple words

Sometimes participate in simple songs and finger plays

Imitate single word communications

Language

Respond to a sound by turning to its directional source

Establish eye contact with staff members

Babble and coo

Smile when approached by others

Imitate speech sounds

Use single words (e.g., mama)

Wave “bye-bye”

Understand “No”

Respond to own name

Jabber with expression

Two’s Program – Ages 2 to 3 years

Below are the program goals for children in our Two Year Preschool Program. Generally, by the end of this stage, children may be able to do the following:

Emotional Development

  • Begin to assist with dressing self (e.g. Jacket, hat, etc.)-
  • Care for some physical needs with supervision
  • Follow basic daily routines with staff assistance
  • Assist staff in putting some materials, toys and equipment in the proper place with supervision
  • Play alone and in small groups some of the time and with the total group occasionally
  • Deal with emotions in a way suitable for developmental level, most of the time
  • Respond to praise and suggestions from others
  • Make the transition from home to center with a minimum of anxiety

Social Development and Living

  • Participate in the total group some of the time
  • Identify family members
  • Share in a small group some of the time
  • Cooperate most of the time
  • Learn about some adult roles in the neighborhood (e.g. Doctor, firefighter, etc.)


Physical Development Gross Motor

  • Perform simple loco motor tasks, including walking forward and backward, running and jumping
  • Walk a few steps on a line on the floor
  • Throw a large ball at least two feet
  • Roll large and small balls
  • Perform simple somersaults with assistance
  • Manipulate large toys and wheeled equipment
  • Use some of the playground equipment (e.g. Slide)
  • Begin to participate in simple group games

Fine Motor

  • Construct simple block structures
  • Stack at least three small objects (e.g. Over two inches in diameter)
  • Complete 3-5 piece puzzle
  • Use crayons to create free-form designs
  • Practice turning book pages one at a time
  • Feed self, using spoon and tumbler
  • Place pegs in pegboard, shapes into shape box, etc.
  • Begin to participate in simple group games

Emotional Development

  • Use words “big” and “little”
  • Follow at least one direction
  • Recognize and name two colors
  • Identify familiar sounds in environment (e.g. Car horn, baby cry, etc.)
  • Identify major body parts on own body
  • Name some familiar animals and identify the sounds they make (e.g. Ducks quack)
  • Identify a missing part of an object in a picture (e.g car without wheels)
  • Identify functions of some familiar objects according to their use (e.g. Furniture, food, clothing, etc.)


Language Development

  • Recognize own name and the name of caregiver
  • Give simple answers to questions
  • Identify some common objects and familiar people when names are given by staff
  • Name some familiar objects in his/her environment
  • Pronounce most words correctly (except for some articulation errors)
  • Express own needs and wants
  • Repeat a few simple finger plays
  • Relate a simple activity or event

Reading Readiness

  • Begin recognizing some letters of the alphabet
  • Recognize simple, common story characters (e.g. The Three Bears)
  • Retell a part of a familiar story
  • Tell what is happening in a simple picture
  • Listen to short stories
  • Attend to films, filmstrips, puppet shows, etc., appropriate to developmental level

Science

  • Show concern and care for animals
  • Help plant and maintain simple plants (e.g. Indoors and outdoors)
  • Identify some textures (e.g. Hard, soft, fuzzy, etc.)
  • Identify some foods according to taste
  • Assist with a cooking experience
  • Learn about some insects (e.g. Butterfly, ant, etc.)
  • Give simple descriptions of the weather (e.g. it’s raining, cloudy, hot, etc.)

Three’s program- Ages 3 to 4 years

Below are the program goals for children in our Daycare for Toddlers Program. Generally, by the end of this stage, children may be able to do the following:

Art, Music & Movement

  • Demonstrates skills in discriminating sounds (e.g. pitch, volume, tone, rhythm)
  • Recalls words and gestures in a song and finger plays

Pre-math Skills

  • Shows awareness of time concepts
  • Uses one-to-one correspondence
  • Able to match math patterns and concepts
  • Counting from 1-20
  • Assembles 8-20 piece puzzle
  • Finds more than one solution to a problem


Science

  • Observes and makes discoveries
  • Uses planning to approach a task or activity
  • Demonstrates the ability to discriminate taste, smell, and textures
  • Shows awareness of cause and effect relationships
  • Recalls the sequence of events, arranges things in a series
  • Recognizes things that belong together conceptually rather than resemblance

Reading Readiness and Literature

  • Recognizes patterns and can repeat them
  • Demonstrates knowledge of how to use a book and shows enjoyment of books and stories
  • Tells a story in sequence, following the pictures in a book
  • Composes a story, letter or song and makes increasingly representational drawings
  • Demonstrates visual discrimination skills
  • Identifies by name a wide range of objects and events

Verbal and Written Language

  • Demonstrates an interest in using writing for a purpose
  • Uses words to describe the characteristics of objects and can make comparisons
  • Uses compromise and discussion to resolve conflicts
  • Uses words to communicate ideas and feelings
  • Talks with other children during daily activities and participates in group discussions

Cognitive Development/Concept Development

  • Shows curiosity and desire to learn
  • Uses planning to approach a task or activity
  • Applies information or experiences to a new context
  • Classifies objects by physical features
  • Accepts responsibility for maintaining the classroom environment

Fine Motor

  • Coordinates eye and hand movement
  • Uses small muscles to complete task
  • Uses small muscles for self-help skills
  • Uses writing and drawing tools with control and intention

Physical Development Gross Motor

  • Walks up and down stairs
  • Climbs up and down equipment without falling
  • Throws an object in the intended direction
  • Identify some foods according to taste
  • Catches a ball or beanbag
  • Runs with control over direction and speed
  • Jumps off low surfaces and over objects without falling
  • Shows balance in use of large muscles


Physical Development Gross Motor

  • Walks up and down stairs
  • Climbs up and down equipment without falling
  • Throws an object in the intended direction
  • Catches a ball or beanbag
  • Runs with control over direction and speed
  • Jumps off low surfaces and over objects without falling
  • Shows balance in use of large muscles

Emotional Development

  • Demonstrates trust in adults
  • Shows ability to separate from parents
  • Demonstrates interest and participates in classroom activities
  • Helps others in need
  • Follows directions when given Makes believe with objects and takes on a pretend role and makes believe about situations

Preschool – Ages 4 to 5

Below are the program goals for children in our Two Year Preschool Program. Generally, by the end of this stage, children may be able to do the following:

Emotional Development

  • Dress and undress self with assistance in some areas, such as tying, snapping and buttoning
  • Care for own possessions and those belonging to the group most of the time
  • Place some toys, materials, etc., in their proper places without constant reminders
  • Learn and accept new routines and changes
  • Deal with emotions in a developmentally appropriate way, most of the time
  • Respond to redirection from staff in a constructive way, most of the time

Social Development and Living

  • Understand and participate as a cooperative member of a small group, most of the time
  • Share toys and equipment, most of the time
  • Make the choice between working alone and in groups and be able to do both at different times
  • Cooperate in some group activities and projects
  • Categorize people, places, events and objects in terms of whether they belong at child care or home
  • Identify various kinds of transportation
  • Understand and participate in the celebration of some national holidays

Physical Development Gross Motor

  • Perform motor skills including sliding, leaping, stopping and running
  • Walk a balance beam
  • Catch a small ball (e.g. softball, tennis ball, etc.)
  • Perform physical fitness exercises such as bending, stretching, reaching, relaxing and breathing, etc.
  • Talk about why exercise is important and helps us grow (e.g. muscles, bones, etc.)
  • Use large muscle equipment (e.g. tricycle, slides, etc.)

Fine Motor

  • Use scissors and cut simple patterns
  • Use small paint brushes and narrow line markers
  • Glue or paste small objects in simple patterns
  • Copy a triangle
  • Assemble an 8-11 piece puzzle

Cognitive Development/Concept Development

  • Recognize basic colors: red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, white, brown and black
  • Identify similarities and differences of common objects on the basis of color
  • In addition to identifying a circle, square and triangle, identify a rectangle
  • Determine relative size of three objects in terms of big, bigger, biggest and small, smaller, smallest
  • Identify similarities and differences of common objects according to their size and shape
  • Develop an awareness of our five senses
  • Follow a sequence of at least three directions

Verbal and Written Language

  • Recognize and say personal information such as home address and telephone number
  • Give simple directions
  • Make up a story
  • Tell a version of a familiar story (e.g. The Three Bears, etc.)
  • Speak in complete sentences
  • Follow simple instructions
  • Ask for help when needed
  • Incorporate new words learned into everyday vocabulary (e.g. from curriculum and daily living, etc.)
  • Name basic objects and ideas that are important to daily routine (e.g. bathroom, front door, etc.)

Reading Readiness and Literature

  • Name some letters of the alphabet (e.g. upper and lower case)
  • Recognize some sight words in environment (e.g. stop, exit, etc.)
  • Listen and enjoy being read to
  • Answer basic content questions about stories a child has heard
  • Relate the endings of familiar stories (e.g. Peter Rabbit, etc.)
  • Name and tell about characters in stories
  • Recite one or two simple poems or rhymes
  • Relate basic cause and effect from a story child has heard

Science

  • Participate in planting seeds and caring for growing plants
  • Learn about some basic changes, such as ice melting, water boiling
  • Construct simple structures using blocks and other building materials
  • Experience and talk about weather changes in a simple way (e.g. clouds, rain, cold, snow and etc.)
  • Practice basic habits for good health (e.g. wash hands, brush teeth, blow nose, and, etc.)
  • Help prepare and tell about healthy foods

Pre-math Skills

  • Rote count from 1-20
  • Recognize most numerals from 1-10
  • Set enough snacks or other objects on a table for at least eight children
  • Identify sets of 0 to 5 objects
  • Identify objects in terms of relative size (e.g. bigger than, smaller than or same size as)
  • Match a number of objects to corresponding items

Art, Music and Movement

  • Use and care for various art materials, including crayons, paste, chalk, clay, finger paints, paint and pencils
  • Use additional art techniques, including drawing, collage, painting, printmaking and simple construction
  • Use simple art forms to entertain self and others (e.g. movement, painting, drama, etc.)
  • Identify simple songs and instruments
  • Participate in a variety of music activities
  • Use free-form movement and/or exercise in response to music

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