West Warwick Classrooms

Chipmunks

Infants (6 weeks to 1 year)

Developmental Goals

  • Social and emotional development, where the children build up positive, nurturing relationships.
  • Fine and gross motor development, where the children work towards the ability to roll, crawl, sit up, grasp objects, and pull themselves up.
  • As the children get ready to move on to Early Toddlers they begin to show interest or mastery in walking and feeding themselves.


Rabbits

Older Infants/Early Toddlers (12 to 18 months)

Developmental Goals

  • Social and emotional development, where children begin to engage with other children.
  • Language development, where children communicate verbally or nonverbally and  learn some simple sign language to let the teacher know if they need “more” or if they are “all done”.
  • As the children get ready to move on to Middle Toddlers they become more confident in walking and balancing and begin to use utensils when eating.


Ducks

Middle Toddlers (18 to 24 months)

Developmental Goals

  • Social and emotional development, where children begin to initiate play with peers, express preferences and respond to redirection.
  • Language and literacy development, where children begin using sounds for many purposes, repeats words with prompting, and utters 2-3 words sentences.
  • As the children get ready to move on to Older Toddlers they begin to show knowledge of routines, participate in cleaning up with assistance, and begin showing interest in self-care routines (jackets, hand washing, etc.).


Moose

Older Toddlers (24 to 36 months)

Developmental Goals

  • Physical health and motor development, where children begin to show interest in using the toilet, washing hands with assistance and begin participating in self-care routines such as getting their lunch box, using utensils with little spilling, putting on their jacket with assistance and cleaning up after themselves.
  • Social and emotional development, where children begin to develop friendships and preferences.
  • As the children get ready to move on to our Preschool classrooms they begin using writing and drawing tools purposefully, begin to recognize their name, and manage classroom rules and routine with occasional reminders.


Pandas

Preschool (3 to 4 years)

Developmental Goals

  • Physical health and motor development, where children begin to use the toilet independently, wash hands with some reminders, takes care of belongings and classroom materials, use scissors with a purpose and becomes comfortable when holding a pencil.
  • Literacy development, where children begin to recognize some uppercase letters and letters in their name.
  • As the children get ready to move on to Pre-Kindergarten they begin to gain persistence by investing time within an activity, transitioning independently with few reminders, recognize most uppercase letters as well as letters in their name, engage in meaningful, purposeful play.


Owls

Preschool (3 to 4 years)

Developmental Goals

  • Physical health and motor development where children begin to use the toilet independently, wash hands with some reminders, takes care of belongings and classroom materials, use scissors with a purpose and becomes comfortable when holding a pencil.
  • Literacy development, where children begin to recognize some uppercase letters and letters in their name.
  • As the children get ready to move on to Pre-Kindergarten they begin to gain persistence by investing time within an activity, transitioning independently with few reminders, recognize most uppercase letters as well as letters in their name, engage in meaningful, purposeful play.


Monkeys

Pre-Kindergarten (4 to 5 years)

Developmental Goals

  • Social and emotional development, where children begin to show respect for each other and themselves, make independent choices, and come up with alternative solutions when solving problems.
  • Physical health and motor development, where children begin to independently use the bathroom, dress and undress themselves for outdoor play, water play, and if he/she spills or has an accident.
  • Literacy and language development where children become familiar with upper and lower case letters, writing their first and last name, taking turns during a conversation and becoming familiar with sight words.
  • As the children get ready to move on to Kindergarten, the teacher and families work together to make the transition smooth for all involved.


State Pre-K

Pre-Kindergarten (4 to 5 years)

Developmental Goals

  • Social and emotional development, where children begin to show respect for each other and themselves, make independent choices, and come up with alternative solutions when solving problems.
  • Physical health and motor development, where children begin to independently use the bathroom, dress and undress themselves for outdoor play, water play, and if he/she spills or has an accident.
  • Literacy and language development, where children become familiar with upper and lower case letters, writing their first and last name, taking turns during a conversation and becoming familiar with sight words.
  • As the children get ready to move on to Kindergarten, the teacher and families work together to make the transition smooth for all involved.


Sharks

School Age (5 to 12 years)

Developmental Goals

  • Strengthening the social and emotional bonds between the children and teachers in the classroom.
  • Getting them ready for bigger responsibilities at home and at school.
  • Helping them understand the responsibilities of balancing school and play.