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Classrooms:

Our rooms are divided based on both age and skill level. If your child is developing at an accelerated rate, we will move them to the next level as the child advances. However, we encourage all children to learn at their own pace and do not move them forward until they are ready.

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By the time your child turns four years old, they should be able to meet the following goals.

Short and Long Term Goals

Social Development

11. Becomes more confident
12. Cares for self and the environment
13. Expresses his/her feelings
14. Gets ready for an activity and cleans up afterwards
15. Initiates a conversation
16. Knows the community and the people in it
17. Knows who he/she is
18. Listens to others when they talk
19. Plays and works with one or two children
20. Uses disciplinary words

Intellectual Development

8. Asks and answers critical questions from stories and other concepts
9. Knows his/her first and last name
10. Knows the days of the week, months in year, and the four seasons
11. Looks at books and listens to stories alone
12. Masters the basic strokes needed for writing
13. Recognizes the letters of the alphabet and associates them with sounds and words
14. Speaks in complete sentences

Physical Development

12. Able to skip, hop, jump, balance, walk in a line, jump rope, ride a tricycle, play ball, and use a hula hoop
13. Cooperates during a fire drill
14. Eats a well-balanced meal and chooses food sensibly
15. Eats neatly and properly
16. Holds and properly uses pencils, crayons, markers, and scissors
17. Laces and ties shoes
18. Learns to properly dress and undress
19. Learns left to right, top to down, progression
20. Doesn’t fight with other children or adults
21. Observes and learns safety rules in and out of the classroom – no running indoors, obeying traffic lights, crossing the street, walking up and down stairs, etc.
22. Uses small and large motor activities – plays games, exercises, etc.

Raspberries & Blueberries

Short and Long Term Goals

  • 1. Recognizes and anticipates daily routines Anticipates eating when they see a bottle Expects an adult to come when they cry out after a nap
  • 2. Demonstrates an interest in exploring the world around them Is awake and alert for increasing amounts of time Uses different actions while exploring objects
  • 3. Demonstrates receptive and expressive language skills Looks at a person when they’re speaking Makes facial expressions, gestures, and sounds
  • 4. Begins to learn how print and books work Explores books by mouthing, chewing, patting,
    and banging them
  • 5. Develops control of small muscles for manipulation and exploration Shakes objects, reaches, holds objects, moves objects between hands, picks up and releases objects
  • 6. Begins to develop personal relationships with peers Shows interest in peers, especially in their
    emotional expressions
  • 7. Controls some of their feelings and behaviors Allows a trusted adult to help calm them down with
    words and touch
  • 8. Demonstrates persistence in learning and discovery Prolongs attention with the support
    of a responsive adult
  • 9. Distinguishes the sounds and rhythms of language Attentive to the languages that are
    spoken around them
  • 10.Engages with stories and books Looks at pictures in a book Responds to an adult’s excited voice when reading a story

Physical Goals

  • 1. Responds to touch and sound
  • 2. Follows moving objects with eyes
  • 3. Ability to suck and grasp objects
  • 4. Transfers objects from one hand to the other
  • 5. Picks objects up and holds them

Cognitive/Language Goals

  • 1. Makes cooing sounds and vowel sounds
  • 2. Imitates the sounds of others
  • 3. Begins to develop object permanence
  • 4. Begins to understand that certain behaviors bring the same responses

Social/Emotional Goals

  • 1. Develops a sense of trust and attachment
  • 2. Recognizes familiar objects and people
  • 3. Expresses affection for others
  • 4. Copies simple motions like clapping
  • 5. Explores the environment

Self-Help Goals

  • 1. Ability to hold bottle and later grasp a cup
  • 2. Holds arms out to be held
  • 3. Reaches for things to assist pulling themselves up

Cherries

Short and Long Term Goals

  • 1. when they see lunch Expects an adult to come when they cry out after a nap Follows
    rules when directed
  • 2. Demonstrates an interest in exploring the world around them Uses different actions while exploring objects Remembers where to find favorite toys or books
  • 3. Demonstrates receptive and expressive language skills Looks at a person who is speaking Uses non-verbal communications: pointing, head turning, hand motions Begins to use proto words: such as “wa-wa” for water
  • 4. Begins to learn how print and books work Explores books by turning pages, patting, banging,
    and holding them
  • 5. Develops control of small muscles for manipulation and exploration Uses hands to play with toys and tools Coordinates hand and body movements
  • 6. Begins to develop personal relationships with peers Offers toys to, follows, touches,
    and babbles to peers
  • 7. Controls some of their feelings and behaviors Calms down with a comforting toy, an adult’s support or by sucking their thumb
  • 8. Demonstrates persistence in learning and discovery Participates in class activities Listens to an entire simple book Follows instructions
  • 9. Uses one or two words to communicate Examples: Park, Doggy, Mine,
    No, etc.
  • 10. Distinguishes the sounds and rhythms of language Makes “language-like”
    sounds
  • 11. Engages with stories and books Points to pictures when named by an adult

Physical Goals

  • 1. Holds objects using the Fist Grip, Four Finger Grip, and Pincer Grip(between the forefinger andthumb)
  • 2. Grasps toys and smaller objects
  • 3. Copies motions such as clapping
  • 4. Stands alone, walks, or squats down
  • 5. Bangs two objects together

Cognitive/Language Goals

  • 1. Distinguishes sounds as words and makes consonant sounds
  • 2. Shows preference between toys
  • 3. Says words like “mama/dada” and imitates words
  • 4. Ability to obey simple commands such as “no”
  • 5. Understands what ordinary objects are (phone, spoon, brush, etc.)
  • 6. Vocalizes more than just crying for attention
  • 7. Communicates using gestures
  • 8. Brings familiar objects upon request

Social/Emotional Goals

  • 1. Shows affection to familiar people
  • 2. Participates in simple pretend activities (for example, feeding a doll)
  • 3. Points to show peers something interesting

Self-Help Goals

  • 1. Able to grasp a cup
  • 2. Eats with fingers
  • 3. Points to get the attention of others

Bananas

Short and Long Term Goals

  • 1. Demonstrates an interest in the world around them Aware of changes in the environment Actively explores the classroom Begins to participate in symbolic play
  • 2. Begins to learn and understand rules They won’t always follow the rules, but they understand that
    rules exists
  • 3. Demonstrates receptive and expressive language skills Uses sentences that include
    at least two words
  • 4. Learns how print and books work Able to handle books Listens to longer stories Listens and responds as the teacher talks about the characters
  • 5. Develops control of small muscles for manipulation and exploration Attempts to dress dolls or put a four piece puzzle together
  • 6. Begins to develop personal relationships with peers Plays with peers for an extended period of time Laughs with peers
  • 7. Controls some of their feelings and behaviors
  • 8. Demonstrates persistence in learning and discovery Maintains attention long enough to complete activities that interest them Builds block structures, plays with playdough, plays pretend games
  • 9. Begins to use math concepts during daily routines and experiences Uses shape sorting boxes Uses words such as: big, little, more, one, two, and three
  • 10.Uses language effectively Asks for help Communicates during pretend play Converses with others about what they are doing

Physical Goals

  • 1. Sits on the carpet and in small chairs
  • 2. Walks alone
  • 3. Drinks from a cup
  • 4. Can carry something while walking
  • 5. Pushes and pulls larger objects
  • 6. Can build a tower of 4-6 blocks or cubes

Cognitive/Language Goals

  • 1. Points to pictures in books
  • 2. Has a vocabulary of at least 20 words (mostly nouns)
  • 3. Understands “yours” versus “mine”
  • 4. Uses the words “me” and “mine”

Social/Emotional Goals

  • 1. Begins to show signs of independence (says “no”)
  • 2. Enjoys playing with other children
  • 3. Seeks help from an adult when trying something new or challenging

Self-Help Goals

  • 1. Asks for food or drink by vocalizing and gesturing
  • 2. Helps dress and undress self
  • 3. Places some objects where they belong
  • 4. Pulls an adult or peer towards what they want to show them

Apples

Short and Long Term Goals

  • 1. Independence
    • Cleans up after themselves (toys, artwork, etc.)
    • Eats with the proper utensils, sits correctly, and eats neatly Dress themselves (putting on coats, shoes, etc.)
    • Uses the bathroom properly (flushes, wipes, puts seat up, etc.)
  • 2. Listening
    • Listens to and follows directions
    • Listens to others during discussions
    • Tries to control their bodies in order to listen
  • 3. Attention Span
    • Increased through stories, games, art projects, activities, lessons, etc.
  • 4. Reading, Writing, and Math Skills
    • Demonstrates proper care for books
    • Notices signs on the way to school (shapes, colors, store names, etc.)
    • Notices and makes the sound for the letters that are in their name Listens to and reads stories every day
    • Finds connections between story events and real life events
    • Talks about the characters’ feelings and their own feelings Understands basic directions and recipes
    • Counts objects such as counters, sticks, beads, pencils, etc.
    • Label projects and writes captions on pictures
    • Interprets their drawings and other artwork
  • 5. Encourage Manners
    • Uses disciplinary words: thank you, please, sorry, excuse me, may I, etc.

Grapes

Short and Long Term Goals

  • 1. Independence
    • Cleans up after themselves (toys, artwork, etc.)
    • Eats with the proper utensils, sits correctly, and eats neatly Dress themselves (putting on coats, shoes, etc.)
    • Uses the bathroom properly (flushes, wipes, puts seat up, etc.)
  • 2. Listening
    • Listens to and follows directions
    • Listens to others during discussions
    • Tries to control their bodies in order to listen
  • 3. Attention Span
    • Increased through stories, games, art projects, activities, lessons, etc.
  • 4. Reading, Writing, and Math Skills
    • Demonstrates proper care for books
    • Notices signs on the way to school (shapes, colors, store names, etc.)
    • Notices and makes the sound for the letters that are in their name Listens to and reads stories every day
    • Finds connections between story events and real life events
    • Talks about the characters’ feelings and their own feelings Understands basic directions and recipes
    • Counts objects such as counters, sticks, beads, pencils, etc.
    • Label projects and writes captions on pictures
    • Interprets their drawings and other artwork
  • 5. Encourage Manners
    • Uses disciplinary words: thank you, please, sorry, excuse me, may I, etc.

Oranges

Short and Long Term Goals

  • 1. Identifies primary colors, shapes, and different types of fruits and vegetables
  • 2. Recognition of their first name
  • 3. Follows 1-3 step instructions
  • 4. Implements appropriate self-help skills
    • Picks up toys and wipes up spills
    • Has good personal grooming/health habits
    • Cares for classroom materials
  • 5. Memorizes and counts by rote numbers 1-10
  • 6. Sings the ABC song and learns finger plays
  • 7. Identifies alphabets and numbers
  • 8. Develops hand and eye coordination
    • Learns skills with cutting, pasting, coloring, and playing with playdough
  • 9. Promotes positive language and literacy skills
    • Through reading stories, singing, expressing feelings, and dramatic play
  • 10. Develops appropriate social skills and behavioral interactions
    • Promotes positive self-esteem and role modeling
  • 11. Express themselves creatively
    • Through art, dance, listening, role modeling, and cultural diversity

Honeydews

Short and Long Term Goals

  • 1. Becomes more confident
  • 2. Cares for self and the environment
  • 3. Expresses his/her feelings
  • 4. Gets ready for an activity and cleans up afterwards
  • 5. Initiates a conversation
  • 6. Knows the community and the people in it
  • 7. Knows who he/she is
  • 8. Listens to others when they talk
  • 9. Plays and works with one or two children
  • 10.Uses disciplinary words

Intellectual Development

  • 1. Asks and answers critical questions from stories and other concepts
  • 2. Knows his/her first and last name
  • 3. Knows the days of the week, months in year, and the four seasons
  • 4. Looks at books and listens to stories alone
  • 5. Masters the basic strokes needed for writing
  • 6. Recognizes the letters of the alphabet and associates them with sounds and words
  • 7. Speaks in complete sentences

Physical Development

  • 1. Able to skip, hop, jump, balance, walk in a line, jump rope, ride a tricycle, play ball, and use a hula hoop
  • 2. Cooperates during a fire drill
  • 3. Eats a well-balanced meal and chooses food sensibly
  • 4. Eats neatly and properly
  • 5. Holds and properly uses pencils, crayons, markers, and scissors
  • 6. Laces and ties shoes
  • 7. Learns to properly dress and undress
  • 8. Learns left to right, top to down, progression
  • 9. Doesn’t fight with other children or adults
  • 10. Observes and learns safety rules in and out of the classroom – no running indoors, obeying traffic lights, crossing the street, walking up and down stairs, etc.
  • 11. Uses small and large motor activities – plays games, exercises, etc.