Cognitive (General)





Integrated developmental approach, with opportunities to think, reason, solve problems, and make decisions; information linked to meaningful, relevant, concrete experiences

Promotes understanding and application of skills

Encourage teamwork, collaboration, self-help, and personal management skills

Encourage problem solving, experimentation, mastery through learning by doing; science

Provide opportunities in numerical concepts

Language arts, language, and literacy activities encouraging children’s emerging interest in writing

Enhance children’s social skills, positive self-concepts; provide opportunities for success (i.e., praise effort, allowing children to be independent); cultural diversity

Creative expression and appreciation; opportunities in art, music, dance, dramatic play, doing artwork to explore rather than for product

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