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Birth to Three
The ways in which a child initiates and engages in learning experiences.
Three and Four
Head Start Goals
The ability, of children birth to three to use their minds and imagination to create something.
Experiences that support children three to four to discover their passion and develop an appreciation
of artistic expression.
The process of sharing or exchanging information verbally or nonverbally.
A child's emerging ability to communicate and connect with others through listening, expressing,
speaking (verbally and nonverbally), reading and writing.
How children grow physically and learn to use their bodies in daily activities.
Demonstrating locomotor and non-locomotor skills with balance and control.
Demonstrating trust and engaging in social relationships while demonstrating a sense of self.
Reaching developmental and emotional milestones and learning healthy lifestyle, healthy social
skills, and how to cope when there are problems.
Young children use reasoning, memory, problem-solving, and thinking skills to make sense of and
organize their world.
Sorting and classifying, comparing quantities, finding patterns, recognizing shapes,
counting objects, and creating sets embedded throughout daily experiences.
A child’s growing understanding of the world around them, their natural curiosity about
how things work, and the ability to solve simple problems.
The study of social and cultural relationships and the functioning of society and the
role of children in the community.
Skills that are used by young children to create and communicate through the use of
sounds and images that convey information, feelings, and ideas.
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