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ECEC Tracks Development Objectives

If you’ve visited our campus and toured our ECEC, you’ve seen the fun the kids have in their classrooms. Our ECEC teachers fill the time with fun games, books, crafts, and outdoor play time. Many of these activities also encourage…

April 11, 2018
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Julia Goodman
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Around Campus
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If you’ve visited our campus and toured our ECEC, you’ve seen the fun the kids have in their classrooms. Our ECEC teachers fill the time with fun games, books, crafts, and outdoor play time. Many of these activities also encourage developmental growth in the children that teachers track and assess through the detailed Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment. Even at a young age, they’re learning while having fun! ECEC teachers tailor activities to help children meet development objectives.

The young mothers like Angie, whose daughter Mia is in the preschool room, use the assessment tools, too. “The assessments not only show me that Mia does things like counting and talking and using her hands at home, but that she’s comfortable doing them with other people like her teachers.” Angie smiles, “It comforts me knowing that Mia is learning something new every day, not just being watched.”

Check out how the kids in one of our toddler classrooms have been growing and playing!

Development Objective 
Interacts during reading experiences, book conversations, and text reflections

The children have library time with Ms. Lisa from Denver Public Library once a week. Ms. Lisa reads stories and does song and dance with the children. She also shares books and music with the children.


Development Objective
Demonstrates knowledge of Earth’s environment

Adriana, Mia, and Paulina explore snow. They use spoons to fill up cups, pans, and plates with snow.


Development Objective
Uses emergent reading skills

Santana is looking at Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus. He is turning the pages and saying, “The doors open and shut all day long. Up and down all day long.”

Development Objective
Understands shapes

Adriana glues red circles onto the matching circles on the paper.


Development Objective
Uses fingers and hands

Eliana uses her fingers and hands to open the locks on the door puzzle.

Development Objective
Persists

Ezekial plays in the sand, pushing construction trucks through it. He played and worked continuously in the sand for 20 minutes.