Toddler

Toddlers General Curriculum Quarter 1

Academic/Motor

  • Colors—Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Purple, Orange, Pink, Black, White
  • Build basic structure with building blocks
  • Shapes—Circle, Triangle, Square, Rectangle
  • Imitating and pretending
  • Exploring building and art materials
  • Responding to and identifying pictures and photographs o Listening to music
  • Moving parts of the body (turning head, grasping, kicking)
  • Moving the whole body (rolling, crawling, cruising, walking, running, balancing)
  • Moving with objects
  • Feeling and experiencing steady beat
  • Exploring picture books and magazines
  • Enjoying stories, rhymes, and songs
  • Communicating nonverbally and verbally
  • Exploring objects with one’s hands, feet, mouth, eyes, ears, and nose
  • Exploring and noticing the location of objects
  • Filling and emptying, putting in and taking out
  • Taking things apart and fitting them together
  • Repeating an action to make something happen again: experiencing cause and effect o Writing in various ways: drawing, scribbling, letter-like forms, invented spelling,
    conventional forms

Social/Procedural

  • Saying Please, Thank you
  • Listening to a story
  • Sitting in a chair properly
  • Respecting adults and authority
  • Expressing initiative
  • Distinguishing self from others
  • Forming an attachment to a primary caregiver
  • Building relationships with other adults
  • Starting and stopping an action on signal
  • Participating in group routines
  • Being sensitive to the feelings, interests, and needs of others
  • Pretending and role playing
  • Displaying self control

Toddlers General Curriculum Quarter 2

Academic

  • Indentifying Opposites
  • Matching items
  • Distinguishing size and shape (larger, smaller)
  • Counting to 10
  • Identify numbers 1-5
  • Following 2-3 Step Directions
  • Solving problems encountered in exploration and play o Responding to music
  • Experiencing one-to-one correspondence
  • Noticing the beginning and ending of time intervals
  • Experiencing “fast” and “slow”
  • Making and expressing choices, plans, and decisions
  • Making models out of clay, blocks, and other materials o Singing songs
  • Pretending to read books
  • Identifying name in print

Social/Procedural

  • Raise hand for questions
  • Walk in line
  • Participating in two-way communication o Building relationships with peers
  • Anticipating familiar events
  • Identifying feelings
  • Taking turns with others during activities

Toddlers General Curriculum Quarter 3

Academic

  • Identify numbers 1-5 and then 6-10
  • Counting to 20
  • Describe objects using senses (adjectives) o More than, less than, equal to
  • Exploring and imitating sounds
  • Exploring vocal pitch sounds
  • Exploring and noticing how things are the same or different
  • Experiencing the number of things
  • Expressing feelings in words
  • Acting upon movement directions
  • Feeling and expressing steady beat
  • Moving in sequences to a common beat
  • Playing simple musical instruments
  • Exploring and identifying sounds

Social/Procedural

  • Doing things for one’s self
  • Using tissues properly
  • Expressing emotions
  • Showing empathy toward the feelings and needs of others
  • Playing with others
  • Solving problems encountered in play
  • Talking with others about personally meaningful experiences

Toddlers General Curriculum Quarter 4

Academic

  • Describing objects, events, and relations
  • Reciting the days of the week; comprehending yesterday, today, and tomorrow
  • Reciting the months of the year
  • Having fun with language: listening to stories and poems, making up stories and rhymes o Reading in various ways: reading storybooks, signs and symbols, one’s own writing
  • Dictating stories
  • Describing movement
  • Arranging several things one after another in a series or pattern and describing the relationships(big/bigger/biggest, red/blue/red/blue)
  • Recognizing objects by sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell
  • Distinguishing and describing shapes (hexagon, octagon, trapezoid) o Using and describing something in several ways
  • Experiencing and describing rates of movement
  • Anticipating, remembering, and describing sequences of events
  • Exploring and identifying sounds of various musical instruments
  • Mimicking and repeating rhyming words and nursery rhymes

Social/Procedural

  • Learning self confidence
  • Using the toilet consistently
  • Working as a team and individually
  • Transitioning with ease
  • Showing interest in different activities and makes own choices