ERIC Number: ED482022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Pre-K Standards (Guidelines): Utah State Office of Education.
Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
This document presents standards created for parents, preschool teachers, and child care providers as they endeavor to develop the best learning environment for the 3- and 4-year-old children in Utah. The document is organized in six sections. Section 1 defines the elements of a positive learning environment related to the unique nature of each child, the importance of family involvement, the caring and safe environment, the design of appropriate curriculum and instruction, the assessment of children's learning and development, and the support of social relationships. The remaining sections outline the behaviors and activities in which 3- and 4-year-olds should be involved and include standards, learning objectives, and subobjectives. Section 2 presents standards related to social/emotional development, including self control, the desire to participate and persist in meaningful activities, the ability to collaborate and relate confidently with others, and the ability to participate in and contribute to family, peer group, and community. Section 3 concerns standards related to language and literacy, including oral language development, listening skills, phonemic awareness, understanding and enjoyment of reading, and letter and print awareness. Section 4 offers standards related to cognitive development, including mathematics and science. Section 5 presents standards related to aesthetic development, including visual arts, dramatic play, music, and dance and creative development. Section 6 focuses on motor development, including gross motor development, perceptual motor skills, gross manipulative skills, and fine motor skills. (KB)
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Caregivers, Cognitive Development, Educational Objectives, Emergent Literacy, Emotional Development, Guidelines, Interpersonal Relationship, Language Acquisition, Listening Skills, Parent Student Relationship, Parents, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Self Control, Social Development, State Standards, Teacher Student Relationship
Utah State Office of Education, 250 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111. Tel: 801-538-7500; Web site: http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers - Location: Utah