At Kalamazoo Country Day School, we use The Creative Curriculum for Preschool and Junior Kindergarten. This curriculum includes developmentally appropriate goals and objectives for children within four main categories of interest: social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language.
The social/emotional stage helps promote independence, self-confidence and self-control. Within this stage, the children learn how to make friends, how to have group interactions and how to follow rules.
The physical stage is intended to increase children's large and small motor skills.
The cognitive stage is associated with thinking skills. Children learn how to solve problems, ask questions and think critically.
The language stage deals with communication. Children learn how to communicate with others, listen and participate in conversations and recognize various forms of print.