North Comprehensive Goals and Objectives

A. Self-Concept
     1. Provide the child with a positive first school experience.
      a. Provide a classroom environment that is warm, caring, and positive
     b. Arrange the classroom to encourage exploration and discovery.
      c. Maintain teacher attitudes that are encouraging and supportive.
     2.  Promote confidence and high self-esteem.
      a. Provide early successes which will allow the child to feel confident 
      with new challenges.   
      b. Inspire creativity and foster its growth.

B. Social/Emotional Developmental Goals and Objectives
     1. Learn to express feeling with words.
     2. Learn to share and work together.
     3. Become comfortable with, and follow, the routine and rules of the school.
The teachers will:
     1. Act as role models and provide a warm, caring, consisted daily routine.

C.  Physical Development Goals and Objectives
The teachers will:
     1. Provide the children with activities that will promote small muscle development
      and hand-eye coordination.
     2. Provide the children with activities that promote large muscle development and
      coordination.
     3. Teach body awareness-space awareness.
     4. Foster group cooperation, turn-taking, and good sportsmanship.
     5. Promote development of physical skills and body control in an environment of
      accomplishment and fun.

D.  Cognitive Development goals
As they progress through the Preschool programs the children will:
     1. Become able to recognize colors and shapes
     2. Become familiar with counting, recognizing, enumerating and writing the 
      numerals 1-10
     3. Become familiar with the Alphabet through recitation, recognition, sound  
      association, and the tracing and copying of letters
     4. Become familiar with simple concepts involving opposites, spatial
      relationships, reasoning, sequencing, and cause and effect.
     5. Learn basic concepts of weight and of measurement.
     6. Become familiar with basic comparative attributes such as: big/small;
      small/smaller/smallest; rough/smooth; short/tall; more/fewer; etc