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4K Early Learning Standards

  • 4K Early Learning Standards

    This page provides an overview of the Early Learning Standards for 4K that we will be covering this year.  Please contact Mrs. Cathcart if you would like a full listing of the standards.  

     

    APL: Approaches to Play and Learning

    Goal APL-1: Children show curiosity and express interest in the world around them.

    Goal APL-2: Children actively seek to understand the world around them.

    Goal APL-3: Children engage in increasingly complex play.

    Goal APL-4: Children demonstrate creativity, imagination, and inventiveness.

    Goal APL-5: Children are willing to try new and challenging experiences.

    Goal APL-6: Children use a variety of strategies to solve problems.

    Goal APL-7: Children demonstrate initiative.

    Goal APL-8: Children maintain attentiveness and focus.

    Goal APL-9: Children persist in challenging activities.

     

    ESD: Emotional and Social Development

    Goal ESD-1: Children demonstrate a positive sense of self-identity and self-awareness.

    Goal ESD-2: Children express positive feelings about themselves and confidence in what they can do.

    Goal ESD-3: Children form relationships and interact positively with familiar adults who are consistent and responsive to their needs.

    Goal ESD-4: Children form relationships and interact positively with other children.

    Goal ESD-5: Children demonstrate the social and behavioral skills needed to successfully participate in groups.

    Goal ESD-6: Children identify, manage, and express their feelings.

    Goal ESD 7: Children recognize and respond appropriately to the needs and feelings of others.

     

    LDC: Language Development and Communication

    Goal LDC-1: Children understand communications from others.

    Goal LDC-2: Children participate in conversations with peers and adults.

    Goal LDC-3: Children ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.

    Goal LDC-4: Children communicate thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.

    Goal LDC-5: Children describe familiar people, places, things, and events.

    Goal LDC-6: Children use most grammatical constructions of their home language well.

    Goal LDC-7: Children respond to and use a growing vocabulary.

    Goal LDC-8: Children develop interest in books and motivation to read.

    Goal LDC-9: Children develop book knowledge and print awareness.

    Goal LDC-10 Children comprehend and use information presented in books and other print media.

    Goal LDC-11: Children develop phonological awareness.

    Goal LDC-12: Children begin to develop knowledge of the alphabet and the alphabetic principle.

    Goal LDC-13: Children use writing and other symbols to record information and communicate for a variety of purposes.

    Goal LDC-14: Children use knowledge of letters in their attempts to write.

     

     MTE:  Mathematical Thinking and Expression

    Goal MTE-1: Children demonstrate a beginning understanding of numbers and quantity during play and other activities.

    Goal MTE-2: Children demonstrate a beginning understanding of numbers and operations during play and other activities.

    Goal MTE-3: Children demonstrate a beginning understanding of algebraic thinking by sorting, describing, extending, and creating simple patterns during play and other activities.

    Goal MTE-4: Children begin to identify, describe, classify, and understand shape, size, direction and movement during play and other activities.

    Goal MTE-5: Children demonstrate a beginning understanding of measurement (the idea of repeating the use of an object to measure) and a beginning understanding of data analysis through comparing, and interpreting data during play and other activities.

    Goal MTE-6 Children use mathematical thinking to solve problems in their everyday environment.