Important Toddler Curriculum Objectives
Oh how busy toddlers are. They are learning so much in our classroom. Watching toddlers’ personalities evolve and forming long-term bonds is what our teachers love about their career!
Teachers at Memories & Milestones Academy utilize The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos to guide their daily teaching. This curriculum is based on the latest research about how young children develop and learn. Your child’s learning is progressive from our Infant classroom on up trough Pre K.
Our Toddler Curriculum Objectives
Social-Emotional Curriculum Objectives
- Regulates own emotions and behaviors
- Establishes and sustains positive relationships
- Participates cooperatively and constructively in group times
Examples: gives another child a ball when asked, screams when another child touches his crackers, seeks preferred child to sit with at group time, hugs a child who fell down, etc.
Physical Curriculum Objectives
- Demonstrates Traveling skills
- Demonstrates balancing skills
- Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination
Examples: Grasps drawing and writing tools, jabbing at paper, unbuttons large buttons, kicks a stationary ball, gets in and out of chair, walks backwards, marches around the room, etc.
Language Curriculum Objectives
- Listens to and understands increasingly complex language
- Uses language to express thoughts and needs
- Uses appropriate communication skills
Examples: joins in games such as peek-a-boo and pat-a-cake, hears siren and goes to teacher pointing “Fire Truck”, uses one work, “milk”, to mean “I want some milk”, etc.
Cognitive Curriculum Objectives
- Demonstrates positive approaches to learning
- Remembers and connects experiences
- Uses symbols and images to represent something not present
Examples: holds toy phone to ear, points to photograph and says, “daddy”, picks out and eats only the animal crackers, throws paper away when teacher asks, “please put this in the trash”, etc.
Literacy Curriculum Objectives
- Demonstrates phonological awareness
- Demonstrates knowledge of print and its uses
- Demonstrates emergent writing skills
Examples: Scribble writes deliberately, sings with a group, “one, two, buckle my shoe”, makes marks that appear to be in random order, etc.
Math Curriculum Objectives
- Uses number concepts and operations
- Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes
- Compares and measures
- Demonstrates knowledge of patterns
Examples: notices that a special song is played every time it is time to clean up, pours sand or water from one container to another, raises hands up and down as the song directs, etc.