HighScope Preschool Curriculum Content - Key Developmental Indicators
A. Approaches to Learning
Initiative: Children demonstrate initiative as they explore their world.
Planning: Children make plans and follow through on their intentions.
Engagement: Children focus on activities that interest them.
Problem solving: Children solve problems encountered in play.
Use of resources: Children gather information and formulate ideas about their world.
Reflection: Children reflect on their experiences.
B. Social and Emotional Development
Self-identity: Children have a positive self-identity.
Sense of competence: Children feel they are competent.
Emotions: Children recognize, label, and regulate their feelings.
Empathy: Children demonstrate empathy toward others.
Community: Children participate in the community of the classroom.
Building relationships: Children build relationships with other children and adults.
Cooperative play: Children engage in cooperative play.
Moral development: Children develop an internal sense of right and wrong.
Conflict resolution: Children resolve social conflicts.
C. Physical Development and Health
Gross-motor skills: Children demonstrate strength, flexibility, balance, and timing in using their large muscles.
Fine-motor skills: Children demonstrate dexterity and hand-eye coordination in using their small muscles.
Body awareness: Children know about their bodies and how to navigate them in space.
Personal care: Children carry out personal care routines on their own.
Healthy behavior: Children engage in healthy practices.
D. Language, Literacy, and Communication1
Comprehension: Children understand language.
Speaking: Children express themselves using language.
Vocabulary: Children understand and use a variety of words and phrases.
Phonological awareness: Children identify distinct sounds in spoken language.
Alphabetic knowledge: Children identify letter names and their sounds.
Reading: Children read for pleasure and information.
Concepts about print: Children demonstrate knowledge about environmental print.
Book knowledge: Children demonstrate knowledge about books.
Writing: Children write for many different purposes.
English language learning: (If applicable) Children use English and their home language(s) (including sign language).
Number words and symbols:...