Learning Outcomes

Our program's goals and objectives align with the Maryland Public School's outcomes for early childhood programs. The teachers keep portfolios for each student making assessment an ongoing process done throughout the school year. Parents are welcome to conference at any time during the year. We ask that all parents attend a conference in January each year.

Personal and Social Development

What We're Looking For

Develops social skills – moving from playing beside other children to playing with others

Develops the ability to share and take turns with their classmates

Develops their sense of self and adjusting to the separation process

Demonstrates an increased level of self-control and managing social conflicts in a positive and effective manner

Exhibits an increasing ability to manage classroom transitions and extending their attention span

Physical Development and Health

What We're Looking For

Develops the ability to move with balance and control

Demonstrates eye-hand coordination while manipulating and exploring objects classroom materials

Participates in creative movement and dance

Participates in self-help activities and eventually becomes independent in completing self-help tasks

Develops the ability to use art materials and tools: scissors, writing implements, paint brushes, etc.

The Arts

What We're Looking For

Explores and uses different creative art materials

Displays involvement in a variety of art experiences; including music, dance, drama, and creative art and movement

Shows ability to figure things out

Identifies colors

Social Studies

What We're Looking For

Identifies body parts

Awareness of classroom rules

Participates in cleanup

Language and Literacy

What We're Looking For

Develops the ability to listen to communication and to follow directions

Appreciation for books and an increased ability to comprehend and respond to story contact

Using writing implements to participate in pre-writing and writing experiences

Develops the ability to identify letters, both upper and lowercase, and letter sounds

Mathematical Thinking

What We're Looking For

Understanding comparative and positional words

Counting and one-to-one correspondence

> Identification of numbers and shapes

Develops an understanding of graphs, measurement, making and extending of patterns, and matching items

Scientific Thinking

What We're Looking For

Uses senses to explore materials & surroundings

Uses simple science tools