Cognitive (General)

Numeracy

Language

Social-Emotional

Aesthetics

Support cognitive development

Not specified

Promote language development by means of reading materials

Foster communication skills, social skills, positive self-esteem, and an appreciation for cultural diversity

Creative expression, art, music, dramatic play

Learning, using strategies such as experimentation, thinking games, play, self-directed learning, investigation; children encouraged to explore, question, participate in group discussions, give responses

Encourage math vocabulary, concepts, and math-directed activities

Library (reading-listening); reading/writing, curriculum materials multilingual as appropriate; day structured to facilitate child-to-child talk

Encourage growth of social skills, communication, self-confidence, independence, respect, manners; appreciation for cultural diversity and current events

Become competent artistically and musically; encourage child-initiated play

Developmentally appropriate activities that facilitate a child’s cognitive development

Foster social and emotional development



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