Cognitive (General)





Encourage children to think, reason, and question and opportunities to make comparisons, analyze, observe, plan, and discuss experiences, observations, and feelings; science activities in work areas

Provide an area to accommodate and encourage math

Encourage language development (in children’s native language and English)

Foster a positive self-concept, respect cultural and economic diversity, develop social skills; ability to have child-initiated play and teacher-initiated play; smooth transitions between activities; encouraged good manners

Encourage creative expression and appreciation for the arts by means of dramatic play, art, and music


Encourage self-esteem, behavior management

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