Preschool Standards & Assessments

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Social Studies

Geography

1 - Develop spatial understanding, perspectives, and connections to the world.

a - Use positional phrasing. Phrases to include but not limited to: over and under, here and there, inside and outside, up and down

Mathematics

21 - Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes

a - Understands spatial relationships

6 - Uses and responds appropriately to positional words indicating location, direction, and distance

Mathematics and Science

CC - Identifying position and direction

2 - Child uses a position word.

Mathematics

3 - Geometry and Spatial Sense

Children show an interest in recognizing and creating shapes and an awareness of position in space.

a - Describe and name common shapes found in the natural environment.

Mathematics Knowledge & Skills

Geometry & Spatial Sense: The understanding of shapes, their properties, and how objects are related to one another.

Understands directionality, order, and position of objects, such as up, down, in front, behind.

Social Studies

Geography

1 - Develop spatial understanding, perspectives, and connections to the world.

b -  Identify common places to include but limited to home, school, cafeteria, and gymnasium

Social Studies

32 - Demonstrates simple geographic knowledge

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No Match

Social and Emotional Development

5 - Sense of Community

Children increasingly demonstrate a sense of belonging to the program, family and community.

b - Demonstrate a growing understanding and appreciation of the relationships, people and places that make up their communities.

Social Studies Knowledge & Skills

Self, Family, & Community: The understanding of one’s relationship to the family and community, roles in the family and community, and respect for diversity.

Describes or draws aspects of the geography of the classroom, home, and community.

Social Studies

Geography

1 - Develop spatial understanding, perspectives, and connections to the world.

c - Describe surroundings

Social Studies

32 - Demonstrates simple geographic knowledge

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Language and Literacy

R - Using vocabulary

1 - Child talks about people or objects close at hand.

Language Development and Communication

1 - Play

Children engage in play as a means to develop their listening and expressive langauge skills.

b - Represent stories and experiences through play

Language Development and Communication

3 - Speaking and Communicating

Children will use verbal and non-verbal language to express and communicate information.

a - Communicate needs or thoughts through nonverbal gestures, actions, expressions and words. Participate in communication around a topic.

Language Development

Expressive Language: The ability to use language.

Uses language to express ideas and needs.

Social Studies Knowledge & Skills

Self, Family, & Community: The understanding of one’s relationship to the family and community, roles in the family and community, and respect for diversity.

Describes or draws aspects of the geography of the classroom, home, and community.

Social Studies Knowledge & Skills

People & the Environment: The understanding of the relationship between people and the environment in which they live.

Recognizes aspects of the environment, such as roads, buildings, trees, gardens, bodies of water, or land formations.

Social Studies

Geography

1 - Develop spatial understanding, perspectives, and connections to the world.

d - Use pictures to locate familiar places

Social Studies

32 - Demonstrates simple geographic knowledge

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No Match

Social and Emotional Development

5 - Sense of Community

Children increasingly demonstrate a sense of belonging to the program, family and community.

b - Demonstrate a growing understanding and appreciation of the relationships, people and places that make up their communities.

No Match

Social Studies

Geography

1 - Develop spatial understanding, perspectives, and connections to the world.

e - Use nonlinguistic representations to show understanding of geographic terms

Cognitive

14 - Uses symbols and images to represent something not present

a - Thinks symbolically

6 - Plans and then uses drawings, constructions, movements, and dramatizations to represent ideas

No Match

Creativity

3 - Tools

Children use a variety of tools and art media to creatively express their ideas.

a - Experiment with different tools to creatively express and present ideas.

Logic & Reasoning

Symbolic Representation: The use of symbols or objects to represent something else.

Represents people, places, or things through drawings, movement, and three-dimensional objects.

Social Studies Knowledge & Skills

Self, Family, & Community: The understanding of one’s relationship to the family and community, roles in the family and community, and respect for diversity.

Describes or draws aspects of the geography of the classroom, home, and community.