Self Concept  
SE1: Recognizes similarities and differences between self and others: gender, cultural identity, self and family characteristics. 
SE2: Develops positive self image: awareness of self as having certain abilities, preferences, characteristics. 
SE3: Demonstrates increasing self-direction, independence, and control. 
SE4: Follows simple rules and routines. 
SE5: Shows interest and respect for work of self and others. 
SE6: Chooses new as well as familiar activities. 
SE7: Cleans up own work/play space independently. 
SE8: Uses play to explore and practice social roles and relationships. 
SE9: Interacts comfortably with familiar adults. 
SE10: Begins to participate as a member of a group: takes turns and shares, sustains interaction by helping, cooperating, expressing interest. 
SE11: Interacts with one or more children; develops special friendships. 
SE12: Participates in group song, dance, acting-role play. 
SE13: Able to resolve some conflicts, uses constructive language. 
SE14: Seeks help or information when needed from adults. 
Emotional Development 
SE15: Recognizes and describes own emotions.
 SE16: Manages feelings appropriately. 
SE17: Explores emotions through play, art, music, dance. 
SE18: Shows empathy and caring to others, respond to others emotions. 
 SE19: Awareness of diverse backgrounds, cultural/global knowledge. 
SE20: Understands family roles, relationships, rules, jobs. 
SE21: Some knowledge of technology and media. 
SE22: Can tell functions of some community helpers, parent’s jobs, careers. 
SE23: Awareness of community rules, governance. 
SE24: Describes characteristics of things in the environment: home, school, park, community. 
SE25: Awareness of caring for the environment.
Fine Motor 
PD1: Strength and control: folding and creasing paper, building with small blocks, manipulating play dough and clay 
PD2: Eye-hand coordination: strings beads, completes puzzles, sews through holes in lacing cards, ties knots and loops, tears paper, uses eating utensils, uses a keyboard 
PD3: Uses scissors to cut shapes from paper 
PD4: Beginnings control of writing, drawing, art tools, art/craft mediums 
Gross Motor 
PD5 : Balance and control: walking forward, back ward, heel-to-toe, on tiptoe and on a straight line, walking on a balance board, hopping on one foot, jumping with two feet 
PD6: Coordinates movement: walking up and down stairs, running smoothly, kicking a ball, throwing a ball, bouncing and catching a ball, skipping, clapping 
PD7: Develop strength, flexibility, and stamina  through play and by using equipment 
Self Care 
PD8: Undresses or dresses self other than help with difficult fasteners 
PD9: Increasing knowledge of healthy eating, good nutrition: tries new foods, willing to eat well-balanced diet, interested in various tastes, colors, and textures of food 
PD10: Washes hands and face without assistance 
PD11: Brushes teeth independently 
PD12: Uses tissue for nose, napkin for hand/face appropriately, independently 
PD13: Cares for toilet-ing needs independently 
PD14: Participates in a variety of physical activities 
PD15: Follows basic safety and health rules 
PD16: Demonstrates visual and auditory ability and general good health and sleep habits to enable learning
L1: Follows 2 and 3 step directions of increasing complexity 
L2: Gains meaning by listening to stories, directions, conversations 
L3: Understands verbal and non-verbal cues 
L4: Listens and recognizes sounds in rhymes and words 
L5: Expresses needs, wants, thoughts through non-verbal gestures, (exposed to sign language), progressing to verbal cues in English or their home language 
L6: Child speaks clearly (is understood by both familiar and unfamiliar adults) 
L7: Initiates asking questions and responds in conversation with others 
L8: Shares opinions, experiences, and ideas with others with words 
L9: Uses verbal and nonverbal conversational rules (takes turns, eye contact, loud and soft voice as appropriate, etc.) 
L10: Exposed to Spanish language 
L11: Understands words and meanings: points to or names body parts, matches or names colors, matches or names basic shapes, correctly uses time words and phrases, says name/address 
L12: Understands quantitative concepts (by pointing  to pictures or using words depicting little/big, short/tall, slow/fast, thin/fat, less/more, empty/full, few/many, heavy/light, shallow/deep, narrow/wide) 
L13: Understands directions/positional concepts (by pointing to pictures or using words depicting go/stop, far/near/up/down, over/ under, out/in) 
L14: Vocabulary is rapidly expanding 
L15: Connects phrases and sentences to build ideas 
L16: Speaks in sentences using grammar that is  age-appropriate 
L17: Knows and sings songs 
Emergent Reading 
L18: Interest/motivation in reading: following along  as a book is read, attempting to read by looking at illustrations, handling books appropriately, actively chooses books
L19: Understands text read aloud: recalling part or most of a story or representing it with play or media, asking and answering questions about stories read aloud 
L20: Age-appropriate phonological awareness: can combine syllables to make a word, combine words to make compound words, recognizes words that rhyme, associates sounds with letters and words, recognizes matching sounds 
L21: Alphabetic knowledge: can recite the alphabet,  names or recognizes some letters and sounds – especially their own name, recognizes and names most letters 
L22: Understands left to right, top to bottom process of reading 
Emergent Writing 
L23: Interested in written expression: scribbling, drawing a person 
L24: Is aware of the uses and functions of symbols and print to convey meaning 
L25: Is aware that a word is made up of letters 
L26: Beginning to copy or write own name 
L27: Age-appropriate writing: tracing, copying letters and numbers, copying shapes and symbols 
L28: Understands structure: beginning, middle, end of a story
AL1: Is creative, flexible, and inventive in play experiences. 
AL2: Takes on various roles in make-believe play uses new. 
AL3: Strategies to solve problems. 
AL4: Shows a willingness to participate, is eager to join play events.
AL5: Demonstrates inquisitiveness about subjects and objects. 
AL6: Is not easily discouraged, seeks help to over  come problems. 
AL7: Works at a task despite distractions or interruptions. 
AL8: Is able to complete a task or stay engaged. 
AL9: Observes or contemplates and applies that knowledge to a new situation. 
AL10: Generates ideas, suggestions. 
AL11: Makes a plan before beginning a task. 
AL12: Welcomes new experiences, situations, play events, materials, friends.
Art Expression
A1: Uses a variety of art materials for exploration
A2: Is able to create something unique from other children: creative, imaginative work
A3: Appreciates artistic creations of others and art events
A4: Shares opinions about likes and dislikes of art and other creative expression 
A5: Participates in group music
A6: Experiences explores with sound, melody, tone, rhythm, beat
A7: Uses and shows interest in a variety of musical instruments for expression 
Creative movement 
A8: Participates in creative movement and dance 
A9: Is able to design original movements and interpretations 
Dramatic Play 
A10: Participates in creative dramatic play and make believe 
A11: Is able to play cooperatively with other children 
A12: Utilizes props to enhance play environment 
A13: Develops new ideas and role play situations by using imagination
M1: Rote counting and sequencing of numbers 
M2: Recognizes both numerals and number names 
M3: Understands and uses 1-1 correspondence 
M4: Counts and builds sets 
M5: Compares quantities in sets and uses appropriate vocabulary: equal, more, less 
M6: Understands adding and subtracting from a set 
M7: Begins to understand dividing sets into parts up to fourths 
M8: Understands and uses ordinal terms (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
M9: Match or sort by color, size, shape, texture: classifies by attributes, makes comparisons
M10: Recognize patterns: can tell “what comes next?” 
M11: Duplicate simple patterns, then extends and creates patterns 
M12: Identify pattern groups (red/yellow, kitten/puppy) 
M13: Seriate a group of like objects (small, medium, large, or light, medium, dark) 
M14: Understands, compares and analyzes quantities of length, height, weight, time, or amount between two or more groups 
M15: Use tools such as a ruler or scale 
M16: Develops growing abilities to collect, describe, and record information through a variety of means such as discussion, maps, charts, or graphs 
M17: Identifies basic shapes 
M18: Understands that shapes remain the same when flipped, rotated 
M19: Understands symmetry 
M20: Can recognize some three dimensional shapes: cone, cylinder, pyramid etc. 
Spatial Relations 
M21: Understands and uses positional words: up, down, below, inside, outside, top, bottom, in front, behind, beside, etc 
M22: Can describe position from different perspectives: “I am, you are” 
M23: Can use simple directions to move from place to place: obstacle course, directional games, hopscotch 
M24: Use simple strategies to solve mathematical problems
M25: Experiments with puzzles and blocks to create solutions, build structures or move through a process to reach a goal
S1: Explores materials and makes observations, predictions based on information gathered from the senses 
S2: Makes observations of living vs. non living things, nature, environment, weather by physical characteristics 
S3: Makes predictions based on past experiences and observations 
S4: Is aware of concepts of time/sequence of events: past, present, and future especially as they relate to sequence of routines such as bedtime, lunchtime, morning, night, etc. 
S5: Asks why, where, when, how, what and seeks answers through exploration 
S6: Classifies objects by function 
S7: Uses tools such as scale, magnifier, bug catcher, map, binoculars for investigation 
S8: Uses “if/then” and “cause/effect” reasoning 
S9: Makes comparisons among objects and groups 
S10: Solves problems by making a plan of 1-3 actions and following through with it

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