The HAFH developmental stages worked on daily, as you work on them as a parent at home. As a team your Child care provider, and you = LEARNING
Walks well, goes up and down steps alone, runs, seats self on chair, becoming independent in toileting, uses spoon and fork, imitates circular stroke, turns pages singly, kicks ball, attempts to dress self, builds tower of six cubes.
Very Self-centered, just beginning a sense of personal identity and belongings, possessive, often negative, often frustrated, no ability to choose between alternatives, enjoys physical affection, resistive to change, becoming independent, more responsive to humor and distraction than discipline or reason.
Solitary play, dependent on adult guidance, plays with dolls, refers to self by name, socially very immature, little concept of others as “people.” May respond to simple direction.
Says words, phrases and simple sentences, 272 words, understands simple directions, identifies simple pictures, likes to look at books, short attention span, avoids simple hazards, can do simple form board.
Runs well, marches, stands on one foot briefly, rides tricycle, imitates cross, feeds self well, puts on shoes and stockings, unbuttons and buttons, build tower of 10 cubes. Pours from pitcher.
Likes to conform, easy going attitude, not so resistive to change, more secure, greater sense of personal identity, beginning to be adventuresome, enjoys music.
Parallel play, enjoys being by others, takes turns, knows if he is a boy or girl, enjoys brief group activities requiring no skill, likes to “help” in small ways–responds to verbal guidance.
Says short sentences, 896 words, great growth in communication, tells simple stories, uses words as tools of thought, wants to understand environment, answers questions, imaginative, may recite few nursery rhymes
Skips on one foot, draws “Man”, cuts with scissors (not well), can wash and dry face, dress self except ties, standing broad jump, throws ball overhand, high motor drive.
Seems sure of himself, out-of bounds behavior, often negative, may be defiant, seems to be testing himself out, needs controlled freedom.
Cooperative play, enjoys other children’s company, highly social, may play loosely organized group games – tag, duck-duck-goose, talkative, versatile.
Uses complete sentences, 1540 words, asks endless questions, learning to generalize, highly imaginative, dramatic, can draw recognizable simple objects.
Hops and skips, dresses without help, good balance and smoother muscle action, skates, rides wagon and scooter, prints simple letters, handedness established, ties shoes, girls small muscle development about 1 year ahead of boys.
Self-assured, stable, well-adjusted, home-centered, likes to associate with mother, capable, of some self-criticism, enjoys responsibility. Likes to follow the rules.
Highly cooperative play, has special “friends”, highly organized, enjoys simple table games requiring turns and observing rules, “school”, feels pride clothes and accomplishments, eager to carry out some responsibility.
2,072 words, tells long tales, carries out direction well, reads own name, counts to 10, asks meaning of words, knows colors, beginning to know difference between fact and fiction
Sample of Our Education at H.A.F.H:
Toddlers 18 months to 30 months
Social/Emotional skills, Name that animal game: toddlers learning to take turns and share, this helps develop their social development
Creative Arts: Processed Based Art/ Whatever they put together, their creation
Sensory: “Old Mac Donald” putting rice and peas in a bowl and hiding farm animals inside, and the children fish them out with tongs
Dramatic Play: Playing 3 Little Pigs
Motor: Zoo-phonics aerobics; Tossing balls
Preschool 30 months to 3 year
Library & Language Arts: Exploring summer-related books and photo cards; Using words to
describe new things we see grass, insects, flowers, leaves. GREEN. Creative Arts: Draw a picture or make sculpture of your favorite thing summer-related
Science & Sensory: Searching for insects, flowers, leaves etc.. outside , Make sand castles
Dramatic Play: Pretending to be at the beach
Math & Manipulative: Arranging objects according to size; Sorting objects by attributes; Using measurement tools to make own summer shoe box
Prekindergarten 3 ½ to 4 years
Going to Preschool
Language & Arts- practice writing name
Science & Math- trace shapes, counting to 15
Dramatic Play- Play Store & Puppet Show for rest of kiddos, then we will switch:)
Manipulative- Play with manipulative of their choice
Creative- Make anything that’s processed based art of how you see your preschool classrooms