July 26, 2011

Program Goals: Developmental I

1. To promote emotional growth.
a. Build self-confidence and a sense of self-worth by allowing choices within limits and to build on successful experiences.
b. To promote a warm accepting environment for the children to work and play in.
c. To encourage curiosity and a sense of wonder with emphasis on self- motivation.
2. To promote social growth.
a. To promote and instill a sense of caring for, and sensibility towards others.
b. By recognition of group needs vs. individual differences.
3. To promote intellectual growth.
a. To instill a sense of curiosity.
b. To provide an atmosphere where children discover and explore – to teach independence through teaching how and where to find solutions.
c. To provide a wide variety of activities within a routine where cooperative play is encouraged. Curriculum areas of art, math, science, cooking, music and movement, large muscle, practical life, dramatic play, language arts and fine motor activities.
Through these activities, children are learning to be able to trust their own feelings about what they learn, hear, see and do and to begin sharing these experiences with others.
4. To promote physical/motor development.
a. For children to use their bodies in a variety of active ways by participating in fine and large motor activities both indoors and outdoors.