The 38 research-based objectives are at the heart of everything we do and they define the path teachers take with the children in their classroom.
They inform every aspect of teaching, include predictors of school success, and are aligned with state early learning guidelines and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework.
Our objectives for development and learning span from birth through third grade. They enable teachers to see children’s development and learning along a progression across the whole of the early childhood years.
The objectives cover 10 areas of development and learning, including broad developmental areas, content areas, and English language acquisition. Many objectives also include dimensions that guide teachers’ thinking about various aspects of that objective and help clarify what it addresses.