Improving school readiness for infants and toddlers means providing a secure foundation for child development and early learning across domains that ensures children enter preschool, and eventually school, ready to succeed. The large body of research on brain development and how babies learn clearly demonstrates the importance of secure attachments with adults as critical to babies’ overall development.
In the accordion below, you will find the 2016 – 2017 School Readiness Goals for children enrolled in Early Head Start programs throughout Mobile County, along with resources to support and/or further explain those goals.
- Understand and respond to others using language.
- Use language to express wants and needs, engage in conversations and gain information.
- Understand and use an increasing number of words to communicate with others.
- Engage with books by showing an awareness of pictures and print.
- Experiment with drawing and writing.
- Use prior knowledge and experiences to understand objects and people.
- Use motor skills to move, explore and understand their environment.
- Use their hands to coordinate, explore and manipulate the environment.
- Show independence in self-care routines.