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Birth to Three
The ways in which a child initiates and engages in learning experiences.
Three and Four
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
How children grow physically and learn to use their bodies in daily
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
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
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