The children attending my family child care program will be experiencing
and learning many things as they play. As I observe and think about the children in my care, I can set goals appropriate for
each one of them. Here are some of the goals that I use when planning the curriculum.
Goals for Cognitive Development:
• To recognize objects, people, and self.
• To imitate actions of others.
• To develop decision-making capabilities.
• To develop problem-solving skills.
• To develop language skills.
• To develop planning skills.
• To develop math skills such as matching, pairing, and classification.
• To enhance creativity.
• To begin to understand scientific and physical concepts
and math concepts
such as gravity, cause and effect, balance, size, shape, color,
Goals for Emotional Development:
• To be able to express feelings.
• To develop a concept of self.
• To develop self-control.
• To develop self-understanding.
• To develop a positive self-image.
• To develop the ability to stick with a task to completion.
Goals for Social Development:
• To acquire social skills.
• To cooperate with others.
• To respect materials.
• To respect other people.
• To appreciate and value differences.
Goals for Physical Development:
• To refine sensory abilities.
• To develop large muscle abilities.
• To develop small muscle abilities.
• To develop eye-hand coordination.
• To refine visual discrimination.
• To refine listening skills.
• To establish reading readiness