Location InfoWarren, Ohio, United StatesDescription
The cognitive development—which is fostered through stimulating interactions with babies and toddlers such as reading, singing and talking with them—helps prepare children academically. During one-on-one time in our screenings, we identify if the students know the alphabet, the sounds of the letters, can write their names, and are able to rhyme and to recognize colors. For math skills, we are interested in the child’s ability to count objects, count forward and backward, identify numbers, and identify numbers before and after a given number.
As you can see, independence is an important part of social-emotional development.
When it comes to separation from parents in the first few days of school, some children walk right through the door and barely give their parents a wave goodbye as they take their seats and introduce themselves to their new friends. On the other end of the spectrum, many children are frightened to leave their parents and join our classroom.
Adaptive behavior is another part of independence, and involves real life skills. Some children come into school able to tie their shoes, blow their noses, zip their coats, and manage the cafeteria all on their own. On the other hand, some children still need help putting their boots on, opening their milk cartons, covering their sneezes and coughs, and learning potty-training.