The Pre-Kindergarten Program

The New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core is organized into five broad developmental and interrelated domains. The five distinct, but highly interrelated domains provide the structure for the New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core. A brief description of each domain appears below:

 Approaches to Learning – How children become involved in learning and acquiring knowledge.  Physical Development and Health – Children’s physical health and ability to engage in daily activities.

 Social and Emotional Development – The emotional competence and ability to form positive relationships that give meaning to children’s experiences in the home, school, and larger community.

 Communication, Language, and Literacy – How children understand, create, and communicate meaning.

 Cognition and Knowledge of the World – What children need to know and understand about their world and how they apply what they know. This domain is a direct reflection of the content competencies and knowledge of the Common Core Learning Standards.

Source:  New York State Education Department