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1 Portage Guide Birth to Six Preschool Indicator 7 Child Outcomes Crosswalk NPG Domains Outcome 1 Positive Social Emotional Skills Outcome 2 Acquisition & Use of Knowledge & Skills Outcome 3 Appropriate Action To Meet Needs /Language/Literacy Laughs at silly remarks and actions Asks questions to satisfy curiosity and answers simple who, how and what questions Uses language to control and negotiate play with others, It s my turn, Me first, No nap Progresses in listening and understanding English, especially for non English speaking children Verbally shares experiences or possessions with peers Tells simple jokes Uses size words (big, little, small) to get more or describe things Names and talks about common objects, actions, immediate experiences or a familiar story Follows complex multi step directions Progresses in listening and understanding English, especially for non English speaking children Speech and Language Uses two or three word phrases Uses about 50 words or sign language gestures Uses regular plurals Uses longer sentences to communicate Produces complex sentences to describe events and objects Uses varied spoken vocabulary Understands and can tell the opposite of a word Uses 6 8 word sentences Early Reading Finds and matches objects that are the same Finds specific book upon request and listens to story for 5 8 minutes Tells about the action in picture books Takes part in storytelling by saying a repeated phrase or filling in a word, e.g., Caps, caps, caps for sale Identifies labels and signs in their environment, e.g., blocks, door, chair, etc. Associates word sounds with the letter shapes, e.g., beginning sounds of b for ball or d for door Recites songs, rhymes from memory or makes them up Retells a story, but may confuse some of the facts Identifies at least 10 letters of the alphabet, especially those in their own name Recognizes a word as a unit of print Recognizes and matches capital and lower case letters Associates sounds with written words Understands left to right and top to bottom orientation and familiar concepts of print Recites story from book with reasonable accuracy or tells a 3 5 part sequences story Reads simple stories Indicates needs with words, sounds or gestures: toileting, hunger, hurt

2 Social Emotional Development Relationships Explores humor by acting silly to get attention Tries out different behaviors to test caregivers responses and limits Does actions or shows products for caregiver approval Separates easily from parent in familiar surroundings Cooperates with adult requests most of the time Shows pride in doing things without adult help Sometimes resolves problems with peers, without physical aggression, with adult support Negotiates situations with other children with minimal support Reacts with crying or tantrum when frustrated Shows self control by following simply rules Explores unfamiliar places or people with caregiver present Shows affection, praise, empathetic response to playmates or family members Manages emotional responses with adult support Willingly tries new experiences Follows most rules regarding treatment of others, care of materials, and behavior Declares rights and needs: Don t hit me. You can have a green marker, but I want my purple one. Speaks positively about self, I like to Swim Interactions with Others Takes turns in activities and conversation, with guidance or family member Shares with other children, with support from adult Participates n structured small group activities for minutes Listens and contributes to adult conversation Talks about having friends Talks occasionally about own or other s feelings Independently makes friends with other children, e.g., asks to play, helps child with work, makes something to share Participates in board or physical games with peers Social Play Development Plays near other children; each doing separate activities Imitates other s behaviors in play, e.g., pretends to cook, or eat a snack Plays briefly with 1 3 children, sharing materials Follows rules by imitating actions of other children Participates in dramatic play with 3 4 children for extended time Takes turns and understands the need to share Routinely plans and works cooperatively with 3 5 other children toward a common goal Works alone at a task for minutes Shows self control by following simply rules Demonstrates caution in dangerous situations, avoids common hazards Motivated to do many things independently (wipes nose, dresses,, eats, toilets) Waits three to five minutes to get needs met States goals for self and carries out activity Declares rights and needs: Don t hit me. You can have a green marker, but I want my purple one.

3 Exploration / Approaches to Learning Perceptual Development Uses one object to represent another in make believe play with adults prompts Matches and compares similar shapes Groups things into categories Assembles a 5 10 piece interlocking puzzle Recognizes and repeats simple patterns Can put objects in a series according to one attribute such as length or size Completes an interlocking puzzle of 10 or more pieces Tells ways that named objects are alike or different Critical Thinking Understands two or more category words Tells the sequence of two familiar activities Is aware of consequences of actions in familiar settings Uses individual properties of toys and materials in play Names or pairs items that go together upon request Tells appropriate action for If What questions Can tell what activity or routine comes next, e.g., After we play outside, we wash hands and have lunch Finds more than one solution to a question, task or problem in discussion with peers or adults Predicts what will happen when prompted Tells or shows what to do in an unexpected situation Early Math Gives one more when asked Touches and counts 1 3 objects Recognizes numerals that label, i.e., room numbers, page numbers Touches and counts increasing number of objects (record the number below) Matches one to one, e.g. one plate, one spoon on each place mat Counts out a specified number of objects (1 7) when given larger quantity Shows awareness of measurement attributes Names and points to printed numerals 1 25 Uses words to compare numbers of objects Combines, separates and names how many concrete object Science Describes or shows what things do Initiates experimentation Solves problems through active exploration, including trial and error, and interactions and discussions with others Can observe, describe and discuss the natural world, living things and natural processes Perceptual Development Uses fine finger movements to align objects,put small objects into openings or turn pages

4 Purposeful Motor Activity Small Motor Follows along with finger plays and other action songs Early Writing Makes approximations of letters to simulate writing Large Motor Climbs into adult chair, turns, sits Stoops or squats to pick up toy from floor without falling Walks upstairs with both feet on each step Walks up and down stairs alternating feet, holding the handrail or with help Climbs at least two rungs of a jungle gym Runs with longer stride and ease, arms swinging Shows progress in strength, stamina, and flexibility when using the playground and playground equipment Small Motor Manipulates objects with hands in a coordinated way Uses scissors to cut paper in two Cuts out and pastes simple shapes Uses two hands to complete a complex task Independence/ Self Care Indicates toileting needs during day Brushes teeth with help Washes and dries hands with assistance Does simple dressing tasks Use toilet as needed, with assistance in wiping Assists with simple chores Prepares toothbrush and brushes teeth Uses spoon, fork, and cup and begins to serve self at the table Dresses and undresses self with some assistance Places personal items in appropriate containers/spaces Follows basic health and safety rules e.g., fire and traffic safety Carries out routine activities with some adult support Dresses self without supervision Completes daily living tasks independently Completes self care skills independently Early Writing Draws circles and vertical and horizontal lines Draws a square in imitation Copies alphabet letters and makes complex drawings

5 Sensory Organization Makes transitions easily to new activity with adult guidance Transitions smoothly from one activity to another Senses Attends to an activity for at least minutes without adult assistance Changes activity level to match situation (uses inside voice, go from active to quiet play) Sustains attention activities for longer periods Senses Listens to sounds or music at average volume without covering ears or showing distress Eats foods of varied textures and flavors Tolerates and uses different textured media and surfaces (sand, finger paint, glue) in activities Tolerates self care activities (brushing teeth, combing hair, washing face and hands) Organizes body in active play (moves horizontally and vertically in space, balances) Responds to sensory information (selects appropriate clothing for temperature, adjusts water temperature) Waits a short time for needs to be met Able to fall asleep with minimal assistance Adjusts quantity of materials (pouring milk, spreading glue)

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