Goals & Objectives during Child Care in Park Ridge, IL

Children are placed in classrooms according to their age as of September 1st. Teachers observe through daily assessments. If a child has met the goals listed for their age, they will be challenged and provided with additional developmentally appropriate activities.

2/3 Year Olds

Language:

  • Recognizes and identifies common objects and pictures
  • Uses pronouns

Cognitive:

  • Sorts five objects by color
  • Plays make-believe with dolls, stuffed animals, and people

Social/Emotional:

  • Expresses a wide range of emotion
  • Separates easily from parents

Large Motor:

  • Walks up stairs with support, alternating feet
  • Pedals a bike/tricycle

Small Motor:

  • Builds a tower of more than six blocks
  • Makes vertical, horizontal, and circular strokes with a pencil, crayon, or brush

3/4 Year Olds

Language:

  • Understands the concepts of “same” and “different”
  • Ask questions using “what,” “who,” “where,” and “why”

Cognitive:

  • Follows three-part commands
  • Recalls parts of a story

Social/Emotional:

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  • Cooperates/plays with other children
  • More independent/dresses and undresses self

Large Motor:

  • Hops and stands on one foot up to five seconds
  • Kicks ball forward and throws ball overhand

Small Motor:

  • Draws a person with 2-4 body parts
  • Draws circles and squares and uses scissors

4/5 Year Olds: Pre-K

Language:

  • Says full name and knows address and phone number
  • Uses future tense and tells longer stories

Cognitive:

  • Can count ten or more objects
  • Better understand the concept of timeGraduation 2

Social/Emotional:

  • Shows more independence
  • Likes to sing, dance, and act

Large Motor:

  • Hops, somersaults, swings and climbs
  • Stand on one foot for ten seconds or longer

Small Motor:

  • Prints letters in their name, along with others
  • Copies triangle and other geometric patterns

Pre-K assessments are completed for each child twice a year.
Pre-K parent/teachers conferences are held in the spring.

Extended Kindergarten Day

Language:

  • Can tell a story with a beginning, middle, and end
  • Hears and repeats sounds in sequence

Cognitive:

  • Write all letters uppercase and lowercase
  • Can copy sentences from the blackboard onto paper

Social/Emotional:

  • Is able to follow the rules and schedule of the classroom
  • Can express feelings/emotions verbally

Large Motor:

  • Walks and balances on balance beam
  • Can run, jump, skip, and gallop easily

Small Motor:

  • Demonstrates fine motor skills of threading, cutting with scissors, gluing, etc.
  • Can fasten buttons and zippers

These are examples of the goals that we set for each age group.

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1300 W. Crescent Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone: 847.825.4568