By setting School-Readiness Goals, we help make sure children are ready for school.
Our School-Readiness Goals are aligned with Early Learning Outcomes Framework, Illinois Early Learning Guidelines (0-3), Illinois Early Learning Standards (3-5), and Teaching Strategies GOLD. Growth is measured across several domains:
Domain: Approaches to Learning
Goal: Children will demonstrate interest in and curiosity about their learning environment in school, home, and beyond.
Domain: Language and Literacy
Goal: Children will learn to use receptive and expressive language.
Domain: Social and Emotional Development
Goal: Children will foster and practice healthy and safe practice.
Goal: Children will demonstrate the ability to increase memory, recall, and store past experiences to become able to utilize higher order thinking skills.
Goal: Children will use math and science regularly and in everyday routines to count, compare, relate, identify patterns, and problem-solve.
Domain: Perceptual, Motor, and Physical Development
Goal: Children will demonstrate increased control of large muscles for movement, navigation, and balance.
Goal: Children will demonstrate control of small muscles by using eating utensils, self-care, block building, writing, and manipulation.