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Mother Goose Time
Curriculum Standards

Mother Goose Time preschool curriculum supports the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development in young children.

We follow the Experience Early Learning research-based set of 36 standards which connects to seven domains of learning, including second language acquisition.

Mother Goose Time Curriculum intentionally integrates these skills into our lesson plans, learning tools and the objectives of discovery-based activities. View activity sample with multi-disciplinary skill objectives.

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Skills and Goals

To learn more about what skills children learn with Mother Goose Time Curriculum download the Experience Early Learning Standards.

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Developmental Benchmarks

The Experience Early Learning Skill Continuum outlines the developmental benchmarks for each skill birth through age eight. The Mother Goose Time Lesson Plan Books target the developmental benchmarks C - E. The Little Goose Lesson Plans reinforce the developmental levels B - C. The More Math and More Reading Activity Books reinforce the developmental levels D - F.

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State Alignments

To view the Mother Goose Time Curriculum Skill Alignment to your state standards or Head Start indicators, download the following alignment PDF documents. If you do not see your state alignment, please request it.

Skills and Goals


Social Emotional Development

Self Concept

1.1 Expresses preferences
1.2 Takes responsibility
1.3 Identifies and manages feelings

Self Direction

2.1 Follows rules and routines
2.2 Maintains attention
2.3 Transitions and adapts

Social Relationships

3.1 Builds positive relationships
3.2 Cooperates
3.3 Cares for and responds to others

Physical Development

Gross Motor

4.1 Builds strength and Balance
4.2 Coordinates large movements

Fine Motor

5.1 Controls small movements
5.2 Uses drawing/writing tools

Health and Safety

6.1 Makes healthy food and exercise choices
6.2 Practices good hygiene
6.3 Demonstrates safe practices

Language and Literacy

Listening Comprehension

7.1 Comprehends spoken language
7.2 Follows verbal directions


8.1 Communicates ideas
8.2 Speaks in sentences


9.1 Builds vocabulary

Phonological awareness

10.1 Hears small units of sound
10.2 Identifies rhyme and alliteration

Concepts of print

11.1 Demonstrates print knowledge

Letter/Word Recognition

12.1 Identifies letters and words
12.2 Makes letter-sound connections

Reading comprehension

13.1 Responds to text
13.2 Retells, asks & answers questions

Emergent Writing

14.1 Writes name, words & sentences
14.2 Expresses through writing

Number concepts

15.1 Identifies numerals
15.2 Counts to determine quantity
15.3 Understands operations


16.1 Identifies shapes
16.2 Manipulates parts and wholes

Spatial awareness

17.1 Flips and rotates objects
17.2 Determines object location

Patterns and Sorting

18.1 Identifies and creates patterns
18.2 Matches, sorts and charts


19.1 Estimates and measures
19.2 Compares and seriates


20.1 Solves Problems

Social Studies

Families and Communities

21.1 Identifies community & family roles
21.2 Explores cultures, and traditions
21.3 Respects diversity

Civics and Economics

22.1 Understands citizenship
22.2 Understands concepts of trade


23.1 Identifies types of places
23.2 Uses maps


24.1 Describes past events


Scientific Reasoning

25.1 Inquires and predicts
25.2 Observes and experiments
25.3 Evaluates and infers

Life Science

26.1 Identifies basic needs
26.2 Classifies organisms

Physical Science

27.1 Identifies properties of matter
27.2 Explores forces and motions

Earth Science

28.1 Identifies weather and climates
28.2 Explores ecosystems


29.1 Explores technology

Creative Development


30.1 Develops rhythm and tone
30.2 Expresses through music

Dance and Movement

31.1 Develops dance & movement techniques
31.2 Expresses through dance & movement

Visual Arts

32.1 Develops artistic techniques
32.2 Expresses through visual arts


33.1 Participates in dramatic play
33.2 Uses and creates props

Second Language Learning

Approach to Second Language Acquisition

34.1 Participates using target language
34.2 Demonstrates initiative with target language

Comprehension of Second Language Acquisition

35.1 Demonstrates comprehension of target language

Communication in Second Language

36.1 Uses target language to communicate