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Domains Domains ofof Child Child Development Development L S P A C E Information adapted from
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Instruction, 2005
Oh, the PLACES You’ll Grow… B-4.01-Domains

Oh, the

PLACES

You’ll Grow…

Oh, the PLACES You’ll Grow… B-4.01-Domains

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•P hysical development & health Domains are types or areas of growth or •L anguage development

•Physical development & health

Domains

are types or areas of growth or

•Language development & communication

•Approaches to learning
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•Cognitive development

•Emotional development

•P hysical development & health Domains are types or areas of growth or •L anguage development

•Social development

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Physical Development and Health P P This domain includes: •Self-care •Safety awareness •Motor skills •Physical health

Physical Development and Health

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This domain includes:

•Self-care •Safety awareness

•Motor skills

Physical Development and Health P P This domain includes: •Self-care •Safety awareness •Motor skills •Physical health

•Physical health and growth

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Self-Care

Self-Care Awareness of hygiene Basic hygiene practices • Basic self-help skills Ability to care for personal

Awareness of hygiene Basic hygiene practices • Basic self-help skills

Ability to care for personal belongings

Routine care of the environment

Self-Care Awareness of hygiene Basic hygiene practices • Basic self-help skills Ability to care for personal
Self-Care Awareness of hygiene Basic hygiene practices • Basic self-help skills Ability to care for personal

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Safety Awareness

Safety Awareness Importance of personal safety Basic health and safety rules • Comfortable, safe environment Harmful
Safety Awareness Importance of personal safety Basic health and safety rules • Comfortable, safe environment Harmful
Safety Awareness Importance of personal safety Basic health and safety rules • Comfortable, safe environment Harmful

Importance of personal safety

Basic health and safety rules

• Comfortable, safe environment

Harmful persons, objects, substances, activities, and environments

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Motor Skills

Motor Skills Small muscle control • Experimenting with handheld tools Activities to enhance hand-eye coordination Developing
Motor Skills Small muscle control • Experimenting with handheld tools Activities to enhance hand-eye coordination Developing
Motor Skills Small muscle control • Experimenting with handheld tools Activities to enhance hand-eye coordination Developing

Small muscle control • Experimenting with handheld tools

Activities to enhance hand-eye coordination

Developing body strength, balance, flexibility, and stamina Large muscle control • Enhancing gross motor development

Increasing the ability to move their

Motor Skills Small muscle control • Experimenting with handheld tools Activities to enhance hand-eye coordination Developing

bodies in space

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Physical Health and Growth Participating in physical activities for longer periods Transition from high-energy to low-energy

Physical Health and Growth

Participating in physical activities for longer periods Transition from high-energy to low-energy activities Recognition and eating of nutritious foods • Awareness of personal health and fitness • Participation in games, outdoor play, other exercise • Adaptive physical activities as appropriate • Better use of vision and hearing

Physical Health and Growth Participating in physical activities for longer periods Transition from high-energy to low-energy
Physical Health and Growth Participating in physical activities for longer periods Transition from high-energy to low-energy

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Language Development

and Communication

Language Development and Communication L This domain includes: •Receptive •Expressive •Foundations reading •Foundations writing B-4.01-Domains
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Language Development and Communication L This domain includes: •Receptive •Expressive •Foundations reading •Foundations writing B-4.01-Domains

This domain includes:

•Receptive language •Expressive language •Foundations for reading •Foundations for

writing

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Receptive Language Understanding increasingly complex sentences Understanding/using a growing vocabulary Attending to language for longer periods

Receptive Language

Understanding increasingly complex sentences Understanding/using a growing vocabulary Attending to language for longer periods Consistently responding to requests for information or action Comprehending and using language for multiple purposes, both cognitive and social Developing familiarity with sounds and words Understanding that people communicate in many ways

Receptive Language Understanding increasingly complex sentences Understanding/using a growing vocabulary Attending to language for longer periods
Receptive Language Understanding increasingly complex sentences Understanding/using a growing vocabulary Attending to language for longer periods

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Expressive Language Using verbal and nonverbal language to communicate • Using language in pretend play Using

Expressive Language

Using verbal and nonverbal language to communicate • Using language in pretend play Using language to establish/maintain relationships Initiating and engaging in conversations Creating and telling simple stories Asking questions, making comments • Communicating with expression Using more complex words and sentences

Expressive Language Using verbal and nonverbal language to communicate • Using language in pretend play Using
Expressive Language Using verbal and nonverbal language to communicate • Using language in pretend play Using
Expressive Language Using verbal and nonverbal language to communicate • Using language in pretend play Using
Expressive Language Using verbal and nonverbal language to communicate • Using language in pretend play Using

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Foundations for Reading • Motivation for reading Show interest in books Enjoy storybooks, information books, and

Foundations for Reading

• Motivation for reading

Foundations for Reading • Motivation for reading Show interest in books Enjoy storybooks, information books, and

Show interest in books Enjoy storybooks, information books, and poetry read aloud

Independently “read” (turn pages, point to words, tell the story)

– Independently “write” (write symbols for names)

– Show preferences for favorite books

Use books to learn about the

world

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Foundations for Reading • Motivation for reading Show interest in books Enjoy storybooks, information books, and
Foundations for Reading • Vocabulary and comprehension Develop knowledge about what things are, how they work

Foundations for Reading

• Vocabulary and comprehension

Develop knowledge about what things are, how they work Respond to questions about stories – Predict what will happen next Relate personal experiences to stories – Ask questions about what’s in a book Imitate the special language in books

Foundations for Reading • Vocabulary and comprehension Develop knowledge about what things are, how they work

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Foundations for Reading • Vocabulary and comprehension Develop knowledge about what things are, how they work

Foundations for Writing

Foundations for Writing Using a variety of writing tools and materials Using a variety of writing

Using a variety of writing tools and materials Using a variety of writing in their play Representing thoughts/ideas through marks • Learning to tell their thoughts for adults to write Playing with writing letters, their names Using letters/approximations to “write” their names • Attempting to connect word sounds with letter forms

Foundations for Writing Using a variety of writing tools and materials Using a variety of writing

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Foundations for Writing Using a variety of writing tools and materials Using a variety of writing

Approaches to Learning

Approaches to Learning A This domain includes: • Pondering, processing, and applying experiences • Curiosity, information-seeking,
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Approaches to Learning A This domain includes: • Pondering, processing, and applying experiences • Curiosity, information-seeking,

This domain includes:

• Pondering, processing, and applying experiences

• Curiosity, information-seeking, and eagerness • Risk-taking, problem-solving, and flexibility • Persistence, attentiveness, and responsibility

• Imagination, creativity, and invention • Aesthetic sensibility

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Pondering, Processing, and Applying Experiences Drawing on everyday experiences and applying knowledge to everyday situations Seeking

Pondering, Processing,

and Applying Experiences

Pondering, Processing, and Applying Experiences Drawing on everyday experiences and applying knowledge to everyday situations Seeking
Pondering, Processing, and Applying Experiences Drawing on everyday experiences and applying knowledge to everyday situations Seeking

Drawing on everyday experiences and applying knowledge to everyday situations Seeking information to better understand Generating ideas and making predictions Describing or acting out a memory

Forming hypotheses about cause

and effect

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Curiosity, Information-

Seeking, and Eagerness

Curiosity, Information- Seeking, and Eagerness • Using multiple strategies and senses to explore • Choosing to
• Using multiple strategies and senses to explore • Choosing to participate in experiences • Demonstrating
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Risk-Taking, Problem-

Solving, and Flexibility

Risk-Taking, Problem- Solving, and Flexibility Demonstrating a willingness to choose both familiar and new experiences •
Risk-Taking, Problem- Solving, and Flexibility Demonstrating a willingness to choose both familiar and new experiences •

Demonstrating a willingness to choose both familiar and new experiences

• Demonstrating ability to tell the difference between safe and dangerous risk-taking

Trying several ways to solve a problem

• Being resilient (“bouncing back”) when challenged

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Persistence, Attentiveness, and Responsibility Remaining engaged in an experience Working to complete a task in spite

Persistence, Attentiveness, and Responsibility

Remaining engaged in an experience Working to complete a task in spite of distractions Seeking and accepting help • Developing a sense of purpose • Ability to follow through

Persistence, Attentiveness, and Responsibility Remaining engaged in an experience Working to complete a task in spite

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Persistence, Attentiveness, and Responsibility Remaining engaged in an experience Working to complete a task in spite

Imagination, Creativity,

and Invention

Imagination, Creativity, and Invention Taking on pretend roles Approaching tasks with more flexibility and imagination Using

Taking on pretend roles

Approaching tasks with more flexibility and imagination Using materials in new ways • Thinking more openly and creatively

Imagination, Creativity, and Invention Taking on pretend roles Approaching tasks with more flexibility and imagination Using
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Aesthetic Sensibility

Aesthetic Sensibility Appreciating and using humor • Demonstrating a sense of wonder Taking delight in beauty

Appreciating and using humor

• Demonstrating a sense of wonder

Taking delight in beauty

Aesthetic Sensibility Appreciating and using humor • Demonstrating a sense of wonder Taking delight in beauty
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Cognitive Development

Cognitive Development C This domain includes: • Mathematical thinking and expression • Scientific thinking and invention
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Cognitive Development C This domain includes: • Mathematical thinking and expression • Scientific thinking and invention

This domain includes:

• Mathematical thinking and expression

• Scientific thinking and

invention

• Social connections

• Creative expression

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Mathematical Thinking

and Expression

Mathematical Thinking and Expression Using numbers and counting Recognizing shapes Understanding words for places (in, out)
Mathematical Thinking and Expression Using numbers and counting Recognizing shapes Understanding words for places (in, out)
Mathematical Thinking and Expression Using numbers and counting Recognizing shapes Understanding words for places (in, out)

Using numbers and counting Recognizing shapes Understanding words for places (in, out) Duplicating simple patterns in the environment • Sorting objects based on one or two attributes • Describing a sequence of events • Understanding size and volume/comparisons Using non-standard measurement Understanding the passage of time

Using a variety of strategies to solve problems

Making and checking predictions

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Scientific Thinking and Invention Expanding knowledge of the environment Comparing physical characteristics of objects Using the

Scientific Thinking and Invention

Scientific Thinking and Invention Expanding knowledge of the environment Comparing physical characteristics of objects Using the

Expanding knowledge of the environment Comparing physical characteristics of objects Using the senses to observe and learn Caring for pets and plants Asking questions and seeking answers Using simple tools to investigate Manipulating the environment for desired effects Understanding discoveries Making estimates Thinking about things that are not present Understanding uses of technology

Sharing responsibility in the care of the

environment

Scientific Thinking and Invention Expanding knowledge of the environment Comparing physical characteristics of objects Using the

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Scientific Thinking and

Invention (cont’d.)

Scientific Thinking and Invention (cont’d.) • Showing awareness of Their bodies Seasons and weather Time Changes

• Showing awareness of

Their bodies Seasons and weather Time Changes in the environment (freezing)

Scientific Thinking and Invention (cont’d.) • Showing awareness of Their bodies Seasons and weather Time Changes
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Social Connections • Identifying similarities/differences among people Understanding roles and relationships Participating in a democratic community

Social Connections

• Identifying similarities/differences among people Understanding roles and relationships Participating in a democratic community Talking about changes in themselves/their families Making sense of their world by asking questions • Showing awareness of different cultures • Identifying characteristics of the places they live • Recognizing roles of community helpers Helping others • Learning about people

Social Connections • Identifying similarities/differences among people Understanding roles and relationships Participating in a democratic community

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Social Connections • Identifying similarities/differences among people Understanding roles and relationships Participating in a democratic community
Creative Expression • Participating in art, music, and other creative activities Using a variety of materials

Creative Expression

Participating in art, music, and other creative activities Using a variety of materials and activities Creating drawings, paintings, and models Using learning in all curricular areas to reinforce learning in other areas Sharing ideas about artistic creations Showing respect for others’ creations Showing creativity and imagination Showing awareness of musical patterns Imitating musical tones, songs, rhythms

Moving in response to beats and rhythms

Creative Expression • Participating in art, music, and other creative activities Using a variety of materials

Creative Expression • Participating in art, music, and other creative activities Using a variety of materials

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Emotional Development

Emotional Development E This domain involves developing a sense of self. B-4.01-Domains
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This domain involves developing

a sense of self.

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Developing a Sense of Self • Showing self-confidence as they develop Demonstrating persistence, a “can-do” attitude

Developing a Sense of Self

Developing a Sense of Self • Showing self-confidence as they develop Demonstrating persistence, a “can-do” attitude
Developing a Sense of Self • Showing self-confidence as they develop Demonstrating persistence, a “can-do” attitude

Showing self-confidence as they develop Demonstrating persistence, a “can-do” attitude Showing greater self-direction Being better able to express/regulate emotions Enjoying playing alone or near other children Developing coping skills for change/adversity Managing anger Showing awareness of personal uniqueness

Recognizing that they are members of groups

Using pretend play to express feelings

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Social Development

Social Development S This domain involves developing a sense of self with others B-4.01-Domains
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This domain involves developing a sense of self with others

Social Development S This domain involves developing a sense of self with others B-4.01-Domains

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Developing a Sense of

Self with Others

Developing a Sense of Self with Others • • • Approaching others easily, expecting positive interactions
Developing a Sense of Self with Others • • • Approaching others easily, expecting positive interactions
Developing a Sense of Self with Others • • • Approaching others easily, expecting positive interactions
Developing a Sense of Self with Others • • • Approaching others easily, expecting positive interactions

Approaching others easily, expecting positive interactions Seeking out others Being aware of the effects of their behavior on others Balancing their needs with the needs of others Working to resolve conflicts Playing cooperatively with other children Showing interest in others’ points of view Responding to others’ feelings and showing

empathy

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Developing a Sense of Self with Others (cont.d)

Developing a Sense of Self with Others (cont.d) Realizing the difference between intentional and unintentional actions
Developing a Sense of Self with Others (cont.d) Realizing the difference between intentional and unintentional actions
Developing a Sense of Self with Others (cont.d) Realizing the difference between intentional and unintentional actions
Developing a Sense of Self with Others (cont.d) Realizing the difference between intentional and unintentional actions

Realizing the difference between intentional and unintentional actions • Showing ease with familiar people Forming positive relationships Accepting differences among people Following social rules and routines

• Recognizing the classroom as a caring community with respect for

safety and rights of others

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