The child responds to new experiences with curiosity and energy, resulting in the pleasure of mastering new learning and skills.
The child fully participates in a variety of activties that offer opportunities for learning.
The child experiences security, consistency, and connections between home and out-of-home care programs and learning activties.
The child forms meaningful connections with out-of-home care and educational programs.
The child enjoys a variety of pre-reading activities, including adults reading to her on him daily, looking at and handling books, playing with a variety of media, and showing interests in pictures, letters, and numbers.
The child begins to show concern for people who are excluded from play and other activities or not treated fairly because they are different.
The child begins to express her or his views appropriately and to stand up for a growing sense of what is fair and right.
The child begins to understand the difference between truth and lies, and is truthful to the extent of her or his understanding.
The child begins to follow through on simple tasks to take care of her- or himself and to help others.
The child increasingly can identify, regulate, and control her or his behaviors in healthy ways, using adult support constructively in particularly stressful situations.
The child begins to plan for the immediate future, choosing from among several options and trying to solve problems.
The child cooperates, shares, plays harmoniously, and comforts others in distress.
The child begins to learn about her or his own cultural identity and to show acceptance of people who are racially, physically, culturally, or ethnically different from her or him.
The child begins to sense danger accurately, to seek help from trusted adults, and to resist pressure from peers to participate in unacceptable or risky behavior.
The child begins to compromise and resolve conflicts without using physical aggression or hurtful language.
The child can make choices that give a sense of having some influence over things that happen in her or his life.