Overall Preschool Goals
o Develop learning-how-to-learn skills. This includes sitting/waiting, participation in individual and group activities, communication in a variety of settings with both peers and adults, attending to requests/directions, gathering materials, and much more.
o Develop self-care and self-maintenance skills. These include (where needed) eating, drinking, toileting, tying shoes, as well as cleaning up after self, and self-advocating for needs.
o Develop speech and language skills for better communication.
o Develop social interaction and emotional skills through a variety of individual and group activities. Play is also a very important component in early childhood, as it is a major form of exploration and discovery. It is essential for intellectual, cognitive, as well as social and emotional growth.
o Develop small and large muscles through a variety of fine and gross motor activities.
o Develop basic literacy skills, including basic concepts of print. (i.e. print goes from left-to-right, front-to-back, title, author, connection between words and pictures, concepts of storytelling, etc.)
o Develop other pre-academic skills, including math, writing, and science.