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Preschool Classrooms

Goals and Objectives

Social/Emotional Development

Sense of Self

1. Shows ability to adjust to new situations

2. Demonstrates appropriate trust in adults

3. Recognizes own feelings and manages them appropriately

4. Stands up for rights


Responsibility for Self and Others

5. Demonstrates self direction and independence

6. Takes responsibility for own well-being

7. Respects and cares for classroom environment and materials

8. Follows classroom routines

9. Follows classroom rules


Prosocial Behavior

10. Plays well with other children

11. Recognizes the feelings of others and responds appropriately

12. Shares and respects the rights of others

13. Uses thinking skills to resolve conflicts 


Physical Development

Gross Motor

14. Demonstrates basis locomotor skills (running, jumping, hopping, galloping)

15. Shows balance while moving

16. Climbs up and down

17. Pedals and steers a tricycle (or other wheeled vehicle)

18. Demonstrates throwing, kicking, and catching skills


Fine Motor

19. Controls small muscles in hands

20. Coordinates eye-hand movement

21. Uses tools for writing and drawing 


Cognitive Development

Learning and Problem Solving

22. Observes objects and events with curiosity

23. approaches problems flexibly

24. Shows persistence in approaching tasks

25. Explores cause and effect

26. Applies knowledge or experience to a new context


Logical Thinking

27. Classifies objects

28. Compares/measures

29. Arranges objects in a series

30. Recognizes patterns and can repeat them

31. Shows awareness of time concepts and sequence

32. Shows awareness of position in space

33. Uses one-to-one correspondence

34. Uses numbers and counting


Representation and Symbolic thinking

35. Takes on pretend roles and situations

36. Makes believe with objects

37. Makes and interprets representations 


Language Development

Listening and Speaking

38. Hears and discriminates the sounds of language

39. Expresses self using words and expanded sentences

40. Understands and follows oral directions

41. Answers questions

42. Asks questions

43. Actively participates in conversations


Reading and Writing

44. Enjoys and values reading

45. Demonstrates understanding of print concepts

46. Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet

47. Uses emerging reading skills to make meaning from print

48. Comprehends and interprets meaning from books and other texts

49. Understands the purpose of writing

50. Writes letters and words