Little Flowers Early Childhood and Development Center, Inc.

“Educating and Enriching Children”

The Creative Curriculum:
Goals and Objectives at a Glance

The curriculum at Little Flowers Early Childhood and Development Center, Inc. in Baltimore, MD, focuses on social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language development.

Social/Emotional Development

Sense of Self


  • Shows ability to adjust to new situations
  • Demonstrates appropriate trust in adults
  • Recognizes own feelings and manages them appropriately
  • Stands up for rights

Responsibility for Self and Others


  • Demonstrates self-direction and independence
  • Takes responsibility for own well-being
  • Respects and cares for classroom environment and materials
  • Follows classroom routines
  • Follows classroom rules

Prosocial Behavior


  • Plays well with other children
  • Recognizes the feelings of others and responds appropriately
  • Shares and respects the rights of others
  • Uses thinking skills to resolve conflicts

Physical Development

Gross Motor


  • Demonstrates basic locomotor skills (running, jumping, hopping, galloping)
  • Shows balance while moving
  • Climbs up and down
  • Pedals and steers a tricycle (or other wheeled vehicle)
  • Demonstrates throwing, kicking and catching skills

Fine Motor


  • Controls small muscles in hands
  • Coordinates eye-hand movement
  • Uses tools for writing and drawing

Cognitive Development

Learning and Problem Solving


  • Observes objects and events with curiosity
  • Approaches problems flexibly
  • Shows persistence in approaching tasks
  • Explores cause and effect
  • Applies knowledge or experience to a new context

Logical Thinking


  • Classifies objects
  • Compares/measures
  • Arranges objects in a series
  • Recognizes patterns and can repeat them
  • Shows awareness of time concepts and sequence
  • Shows awareness of position in space
  • Uses one-to-one correspondence
  • Uses numbers and counting

Representation and Symbolic Thinking


  • Takes on pretend roles and situations
  • Makes believe with objects
  • Makes and interprets representations

Language Development

Listening and Speaking


  • Hears and discriminates the sounds of language
  • Expresses self using words and expanded sentences
  • Understands and follows oral directions
  • Answers questions
  • Asks questions
  • Actively participates in conversations

Reading and Writing


  • Enjoys and values reading
  • Demonstrates understanding of print concepts
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet
  • Uses emerging reading skills to make meaning from print
  • Comprehends and interprets meaning from books and other texts
  • Understands the purpose of writing
  • Writes letters and words