Childcare Goals for Preschool Age 1

  • To provide a loving, caring, relaxed atmosphere where physical affection is freely given.

  • To instill in each child a feeling of autonomy and a positive self-concept.

  • To establish the foundations for respect of equipment.

  • To provide for the language development that is so important at this age.

  • To make available a good variety and quantity of materials on the shelves at the child’s level.

  • To provide ample opportunity for use of gross motor skills.

  • To provide a variety of activities that begin to introduce the curriculum areas of art, science, social studies, dramatic play, manipulative (small motor), language, large motor, and music

  • To be supportive of parents, encouraging involvement, and open and honest communication, while using tact and discretion

  • To provide a joyful, enthusiastic and spontaneous attitude with the children.

  • To meet each child’s physical needs.

  • To establish the foundations for respect of others.

  • To develop staff potential through proper training and supervision, and by utilizing staff input and abilities

  • To develop self-help skills in order to create a feeling of independence and confidence in the child

  • To provide care in smaller groups in order to give each child more personal attention, to prevent over or under-stimulation and to allow more freedom of choice.

 

Child Care Goals for Preschool Age 2

  • To provide a wide variety of age-appropriate activities, within a routine, that draws from the curriculum areas of: art, math, science, cooking, music and movement, large muscle, practical life, social studies, dramatic play, language arts and manipulative (small muscle) activities.

  • To be supportive of parents, encouraging involvement and open and honest communication, while using tact and discretion.

  • To establish spatial awareness among staff so that a safe environment is always present both indoors and outdoors.

  • To meet each child’s physical needs while setting the stage for future independence in self-care.

  • To provide ample opportunity for the use of large motor skills and outdoor activity

  • To provide an atmosphere where the foundations of respect for others is established

  • To encourage social development through cooperative play.

  • To establish respect for the equipment and materials.

  • To provide a nurturing, flexible and calm atmosphere where physical affection is freely given, self-concept is enhanced, independence is encouraged and expectations are made clear

  • To develop staff potential through proper training and supervision and by utilizing staff input and abilities.

Childcare Goals for Preschool Ages 3-5

  • To meet each child’s physical needs while encouraging independence in self care

  • To provide an atmosphere in which children have respect for others

  • To establish respect for the equipment and materials

  • To provide a loving, relaxed and calm atmosphere where self-concept is enhanced, and independence and choices are encouraged

  • To develop in each child an active curiosity about the world in which he/she lives and an enthusiasm for learning which stimulates exploratory behavior and creativity

  • To develop in each child an appreciation for beauty and nature

  • To provide ample opportunity for the use of large motor skills and coordination through physically active play in either indoor or outdoor activities

  • To establish an observation system in which notes on children are kept

  • To establish room awareness among staff so that a safe environment is always present both indoors and out

  • To be supportive of parents, encouraging involvement and open and honest communication while using tact and discretion

  • To provide an environment where the child gains self-discipline from knowing the limits and expectations

  • To provide a wide variety of activities within a routine where cooperative play is encouraged. These activities should be drawn from the curriculum areas of art, math, dramatic play, language arts and manipulative activities