The curriculum at Little Flowers Early Childhood and Development Center, Inc. in Baltimore, MD, focuses on social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language development.  We use the country’s leading integrated online assessment, program planning and reporting system for children birth to age 5.


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


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


Learning and Developing

  • 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


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