Early Head Start

School Readiness Goals: Early Head Start

Social and Emotional Development

Goals

Infants and Toddlers will:

  • Develop and engage in positive relationships and
    interactions with adults
  • Begin to develop personal relationships with peers
  • Begin to develop and demonstrate control over some of their feelings and behaviors (self-
    regulation)
  • Begin to learn and internalize rules, routines, and
    directions
  • Begin to demonstrate a positive sense of self,
    competence, and an identity that is rooted in their
    family and culture

Outcomes

  • Children demonstrate appropriate and improved social behavior, emotion regulation, and emotional well-being
  • Positive Parent-Child Relationships
  • Families as Lifelong Educators
  • Families as Learners
  • Family Engagement in Transitions

Approaches to Learning for Infants and Toddlers

Goals

Infants and Toddlers will:

  • Demonstrate interest, curiosity, and eagerness in exploring the world around them
  • Demonstrate persistence in learning and discovery
  • Infants and toddlers imitate the sounds, facial expression and gestures of another person
  • Learn and use words to describe what they are thinking and doing
  • Students with disabilities will be supported at their individual level of development, according to their IEP &/or assessment derived needs.

Outcomes

  • Children demonstrate appropriate or improved positive approaches toward learning, including improved attention skills
  • Positive Parent-Child Relationships
  • Families as Lifelong Educators
  • Families as Learners
  • Family Engagement in Transitions

Language and Literacy

Goals

To foster early foundations of reading and writing,
Infants and Toddlers will:

  • Demonstrate receptive and expressive language skills and communication strategies in their home language/s
  • Can distinguish the sounds and rhythm of language
  • Begin to learn and demonstrate how print works
  • Engage with stories and books
  • Understand and begin to use oral language for conversation and communication

Outcomes

  • Children demonstrate appropriate or improved communication, language, and emergent literacy skills
  • Positive Parent-Child Relationships
  • Families as Lifelong Educators
  • Families as Learners
  • Family Engagement in Transitions


Physical
Development

Goals

Infants and Toddlers will:

  • Develop control of large muscles for movement, navigation and balance
  • Develop control of small muscles for manipulation and exploration
  • Learn and being to demonstrate healthy and safe habits
  • Will be current with recommended medical and dental services, promoting optimal health.

Outcomes

  • Children demonstrate improved physical health and development
  • Positive Parent-Child Relationships
  • Families as Lifelong Educators
  • Families as Learners


Cognitive and
General
Knowledge

Goals

Infants and Toddlers will:

  • Lean and begin to use math concepts during daily routines and experiences
  • Use all of their senses to investigate their environment to discover what objects and people do, how things work, and how they can make things happen
  • Begin to develop and demonstrate the ability to remember and connect new and known experiences and information

Outcomes

  • Children demonstrate improved general cognitive skills
  • Positive Parent-Child Relationships
  • Families as Lifelong Educators
  • Families as Learners
  • Family Engagement in Transitions