Frog Street Infant Learning Goals

 

A. PHYSICAL WELL-BEING AND MOTOR DEVELOPMENT

            1. Health and Well-being

                        a. Responds when physical needs are met.

                        b. Participates in physical care routines.

                        c. Begins to develop self-care skills. )

                        d. Begins to demonstrate healthy and safe habits.

            2. Gross Motor Skills

                        a. Develops control of large muscles for movement, navigation, and balance.

                        b. Moves body to achieve a goal.

            3. Fine Motor Skills

                        a. Develops control of small muscles for manipulation and exploration.

                        b. Coordinates eye and hand movements.

                        c. Uses tools and different actions on objects.

B. SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

            1. Trust and Emotional Security

                        a. Differentiates between familiar and unfamiliar adults.

                        b. Shows emotional connections and attachment to others while beginning to show

                        independence.

                        c. Engages in positive relationships and interactions with adults. )

            2. Self Awareness

                        a. Expresses needs and wants through facial expressions, sounds, or gestures.

                        b. Develops awareness of self as separate from others.

                        c. Shows confidence in increasing abilities.

                        d. Begins to develop and demonstrate a positive sense of self, competence, and an identity that is rooted in their family and culture.

            3. Self-Regulation

                        a. Shows ability to cope with stress.

                        b. Begins to develop and demonstrate control over some of their feelings and behaviors (self-regulation).  

                        c. Begins to learn and internalize rules, routines, and directions.  

            4. Relationships with Others

                        a. Shows interest and awareness of others.

                        b. Recognizes and responds to the feelings and emotions of others and begins to show concern.

                        c. Begins to develop personal relationships with peers.

C. LANGUAGE AND LITERACY

            1. Listening and Understanding

                        a. Listens with interest to language of others.

                        b. Demonstrates receptive language and expressive language skills and communication strategies in their home language/s

                        c. Begins to understand the rules of conversation.

            2. Communication and Speaking

                        a. Uses consistent sounds, gestures, or words to communicate for a variety of purposes.

                        b. Understands and begins to use oral language for conversation and communication.

                        c. Develops language skills in structured language contexts, such as through books, finger plays, singing, storytelling, and reenacting.

            3. Emergent Literacy

                        a. Engages with stories and books.

                        b. Understands that pictures can represent real things in the environment.

                        c. Hears and distinguishes the sounds and rhythms of language.

                        d. Begins to learn and demonstrate how print works.

 

D. COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

            1. Exploration and Discovery

                        a. Pays attention and exhibits curiosity in people and objects.

                        b. Uses senses to investigate environment to discover what objects and people do, how things work, and how they can make things happen.

                        c. Shows interest in colors, shapes, patterns, and pictures.

                        d. Develops knowledge of the natural environment in the outdoor area of the program.

            2. Problem Solving

                        a. Experiments with different uses for objects.

                        b. Shows imagination, creativity, and uses a variety of strategies to solve problems.

                        c. Applies knowledge to new situations.

                        d. Learns and begins to use math concepts during daily routines and experiences.

            3. Memory

                        a. Recognizes familiar people, places, and things.

                        b. Searches for missing or hidden objects.

                        c. Develops and demonstrates the ability to remember and connect new and known experiences and information.

            4. Imitation and Make Believe

                        a. Uses imitation in pretend play to express creativity and imagination.

E. APPROACHES TOWARD LEARNING

            1. Curiosity

                        a. Demonstrates interest, curiosity, and eagerness in exploring the world around them.

            2. Persistence

                        a. Demonstrates persistence in learning and discovery.

            3. Attention

                        a. Demonstrates the ability to carry out or follow through simple tasks.

            4. Communication

                        a. Learns and uses words to describe what they are thinking and doing.