Program Development Comparison


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2 year olds 3 year olds Pre-K 4's Pre-K 5's
Language Arts
  • Shows interest in shapes
  • Shows interest in books and music
    • Recognizes shapes
    • Shows interest in books and music
    • Recognizes first name with picture
    • Identifies shapes
    • Shows interest in books and music
    • Recognizes first name
    • Traces name
    • Recognizes some letters (beyond the letters in name)
    • Express ideas through drawings
    • Identifies & copies shapes
    • identifying common words
    • Recognizes written first & last name
    • Prints first and last name using upper and lower case letters
    • Recognizes upper and lower letters
    • Identify upper and lower letters
    • Express ideas through drawings or words
    • Have an awareness of words that begin with the same sound
    • Associate 9 or more consonant letters with their sound
    Mathematics
    • Show interest in counting
    • Shows interest in colors
    • Counts to 10 or higher
    • Identifies colors
    • Counts to 30 or higher
    • Identifies colors and words
    • Counts 5 objects using one to one correspondence
    • Can extend a simple AB pattern
    • Recognize numbers 0-10
    • writes numbers 0-10
    • Counts to 30 or higher
    • Identifies colors and words
    • Counts 10 objects using one to one correspondence
    • Can extend a simple AB pattern
    • Identifies numbers 0-10
    • Writes numbers 0-10
    Science
    • Can adapt to different sensory experiences
    • Can adapt to different sensory experiences
    • Starts to understand the world around them
    • Sort and classifies objects
    • Show interest in weather related vocabulary
    • Can adapt to different sensory experiences
    • Starts to understand the world around them
    • Sort and classifies objects
    • Collect and describe information
    • Knows weather related vocabulary
    • Uses scientific tools for investigation
    • Can adapt to different sensory experiences
    • Starts to understand the world around them
    • Sort and classifies objects
    • Collect and describe information
    • Knows weather related vocabulary
    • Uses scientific tools for investigation
    Social Science
    • Starts to understand classroom rules
    • recognizes the people in their family
    • Understands classroom rules
    • Identifies the people in their family
    • Understands classroom rules
    • Identifies the people in their family
    • Learns to be accepting of others
    • Can verbalize whole name
    • Knows birthday
    • Understands classroom rules
    • Identifies the people in their family (including first names of parents)
    • Know their phone number
    • Know their address
    • Learns to be accepting of others
    • Can verbalize whole name
    • Knows birthday
    Fine Motor
    • Shows interest in scissors
    • Shows interest in writing utensils
    • Can cut a straight and curved line with scissors
    • Can use writing utensils
    • Can cut objects out with scissors
    • Can use writing utensils
    • Can cut objects out with scissors
    • Can use writing utensils
    Gross Motor
    • Walks, runs and climbs on playground equipment
    • Walks, runs and climbs on playground equipment
    • Imitates body movements on request
    • Walks, runs and climbs on playground equipment
    • Imitates body movements on request
    • Hops 2 feet together
    • Hops on one foot
    • Walks on a line (heel to toe)
    • Walks, runs and climbs on playground equipment
    • Imitates body movements on request
    • Hops 2 feet together
    • Hops on one foot
    • Walks on a line (heel to toe)
    • Skips
    Fine Arts
    • Exposure to different medium
    • Use creative art for self- expression
    • Use movement for self- expression
    • Open to exploring different medium
    • Use creative art for self- expression
    • Use movement for self- expression
    • Open to exploring different medium
    • Use creative art for self- expression
    • Use movement for self- expression
    • Open to exploring different medium
    Social/Emotional
    • Acts independently for personal hygiene needs
    • Displays some self-help skills
    • Parallel plays with others
    • Separates from parents/caregiver
    • Participates in clean-up with direction
    • Responds to first name
    • Acts independently for personal hygiene needs
    • Displays self-help skills
    • Plays and shares cooperatively with others
    • Follows classroom rules
    • Listens without interrupting during circle time
    • Follows two-part directions
    • Participates and sits for a maximum of 10 minutes at circle time
    • Expresses needs and wants to teachers
    • Expresses needs and wants to other children
    • Participates at circle time
    • Participates in clean-up
    • Responds to first name
    • Separates easily from parents/caregiver
    • Demonstrates self control
    • Accepts responsibility for own actions
    • Acts independently for personal hygiene needs
    • Displays self-help skills
    • Plays and shares cooperatively with others
    • Follows classroom rules
    • Listens without interrupting during small and large group activities
    • Follows three-part directions
    • Participates and sits for a maximum of 20 minutes at circle time
    • Expresses needs and wants to teachers
    • Expresses needs and wants to other children
    • Participates at circle time
    • Participates in clean-up
    • Responds to first name when spoken to
    • Separates easily from parents/caregiver
    • Demonstrates self control
    • Accepts responsibility for own actions
    • Works independently
    • Acts independently for personal hygiene needs
    • Displays self-help skills
    • Plays and shares cooperatively with others
    • Follows classroom rules
    • Listens without interrupting during small and large group activities
    • Follows directions
    • Participates and sits for a maximum of 30 minutes at circle time
    • Expresses needs and wants to teachers
    • Expresses needs and wants to other children
    • Participates at circle time
    • Participates in clean-up
    • Responds to first name when spoken to
    • Separates easily from parents/caregiver
    • Demonstrates self control
    • Accepts responsibility for own actions
    • Works independently
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