• Developing verbal and nonverbal communication


• Developing listening skills 

• Gaining knowledge of the alphabet 

• Responding to questions 

• Practicing conversation 

• Using language to solve social problems 

• Making sense of written language 

• Having exposure to a variety of languages (both home and other) 

• Developing concept of story through experiences with books, storytelling and poetry.

• Learning to solve problems 

• Learning to ask questions 

• Organizing ideas 

• Having experiences with units of measurement


• Learning quantitative concepts – more, less, same 

• Learning one-to-one correspondence 

• Developing recognition of numerals, counting skills and understanding sets of objects 

• Developing symbolic/representational thinking by using materials and their imagination to explore abstract ideas

• Achieving a positive sense of self 

• Learning about differences and similarities among people 

• Taking responsibility for themselves and others


• Behaving in a pro-social way, including; building empathy, labeling and managing emotions, respecting their environment and others 

• Developing self-regulation and sensory organization


• Developing small/fine motor control 

• Developing large/gross motor control 

• Refining and mastering self-help skills

self expression

• Feeling valued and respected as they express themselves creatively 

• Experimenting with varied, open-ended materials that encourage self- expression 

• Exploring the art of other children and adults 

• Expressing themselves creatively through art, music, drama and dance