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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.