Social and emotional development to foster a child’s sense of self, enhance his or her ability to make friends, and create openness to learning.
Physical development to strengthen large and small muscles, coordinate movement, and improve overall health and growth.
Creative expression and aesthetic development to foster a child’s appreciation for the arts music, movement, dramatic play, and visual arts.
Cognitive development to promote intellectual growth and school success. When children use their language, literacy, mathematical and scientific thinking, and social studies cognitive skills to think, problem solve, and communicate, they are making sense of their world.