Toddler

Toddlers General Curriculum Quarter 1

Academic/Motor

  • Identify colors: red, blue, yellow, green, purple, orange, pink, black, white
  • Build basic structure with building blocks
  • Shapes—circle, triangle, square, rectangle
  • Imitate and pretend
  • Explore and build with art materials
  • Respond to and identify pictures and photographs
  • Listen to music
  • Move parts of the body (turn head, grasp, kick)
  • Move the whole body (roll, crawl, cruise, walk, run, balance)
  • Move with objects
  • Feel and experience steady beat
  • Explore picture books and magazines
  • Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs
  • Communicate nonverbally and verbally
  • Explore objects with one’s hands, feet, mouth, eyes, ears, and nose
  • Explore and notice the location of objects
  • Fill and empty, putt in and taking out
  • Take things apart and fit them together
  • Repeat an action to make something happen again
  • Experience cause and effect
  • Write in various ways: draw, scribble, letter-like forms, invented spelling, conventional forms

Social/Procedural

  • Say please and thank you
  • Listen to a story
  • Sit in a chair properly
  • Respect adults and authority
  • Express initiative
  • Distinguish self from others
  • Form an attachment to a primary caregiver
  • Build relationships with other adults
  • Start and stop an action on signal
  • Participate in group routines
  • Be sensitive to the feelings, interests, and needs of others
  • Pretend and role playing
  • Display self control

Toddlers General Curriculum Quarter 2

Academic

  • Identify opposites
  • Match items
  • Distinguish size and shape (larger, smaller)
  • Count to 10
  • Identify numbers 1-5
  • Follow 2-3 Step Directions
  • Solve problems encountered in exploration and play
  • Respond to music
  • Experience one-to-one correspondence
  • Notice the beginning and ending of time intervals
  • Experience “fast” and “slow”
  • Make and express choices, plans, and decisions
  • Make models out of clay, blocks, and other materials
  • Sing songs
  • Pretend to read books
  • Identify name in print

Social/Procedural

  • Raise hand for questions
  • Walk in line
  • Participate in two-way communication
  • Build relationships with peers
  • Anticipate familiar events
  • Identify feelings
  • Take turns with others during activities

Toddlers General Curriculum Quarter 3

Academic

  • Identify numbers 1-5 and then 6-10
  • Count to 20
  • Describe objects using senses (adjectives)
  • Distinguish simple more than, less than, equal to
  • Explore and imitate sounds
  • Explore vocal pitch sounds
  • Explore and notice how things are the same or different
  • Experience the number of things
  • Express feelings in words
  • Act upon movement directions
  • Feel and express steady beat
  • Move in sequences to a common beat
  • Play simple musical instruments
  • Explore and identify sounds

Social/Procedural

  • Do things for one’s self
  • Use tissues properly
  • Express emotions
  • Show empathy toward the feelings and needs of others
  • Play with others
  • Solve problems encountered in play
  • Talk with others about personally meaningful experiences

Toddlers General Curriculum Quarter 4

Academic

  • Describe objects, events, and relations
  • Recite the days of the week
  • Comprehend yesterday, today, and tomorrow
  • Recite the months of the year
  • Have fun with language: listen to stories and poems, make up stories and rhymes, etc.
  • Read in various ways: storybooks, signs and symbols, one’s own writing
  • Dictate stories
  • Describe movement
  • Arrange several things one after another in a series or pattern and describe the relationships(big/bigger/biggest, red/blue/red/blue)
  • Recognize objects by sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell
  • Distinguish and describe shapes (hexagon, octagon, trapezoid)
  • Use and describe something in several ways
  • Experience and describe rates of movement
  • Anticipate, remember, and describe sequences of events
  • Explore and identify sounds of various musical instruments
  • Mimic and repeat rhyming words and nursery rhymes

Social/Procedural

  • Learn self confidence
  • Use the toilet consistently
  • Work as a team and individually
  • Transition with ease
  • Show interest in different activities and make own choices