Earlier this year we used Dianne Miller Nielsen’s book Teaching Young Children to create some preschool developmental goals checklists. These were intended for teachers to help them assess the progress of their early learners.
You will find the link to these checklists here: Early Learning Developmental Goals Checklists.
Here we have taken those goals and turned them into kid friendly “I Can” statements. We feel these are a good way to attach words to the skills your young learners are acquiring. You might even want to post these in your preschool classroom as you are working on a particular skill and practice “reading” the words with your students. We also suggest giving these to parents as a resource to use at home so that all the adults in a preschooler’s life are using the same words to name what they are learning to do.
If you would like to purchase Dianne Miller Nielsen’s book Teaching Young Children, we have the Amazon link below.
Hey preschool teachers…can you share other ways you might use these in your classroom?! Comment below and share your ideas!