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Objectives for Development & Learning Birth Through Third Grade

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GOLD® Objectives for Development & Learning, Birth Through Third Grade

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At Teaching Strategies, we’ve always been committed to finding the best and most effective ways to support the critically important work of early childhood educators. Over the years, that has meant engaging with educators to support best practices, bringing innovation to all of our resources, and rethinking what it means to offer solutions that are truly supportive of positive outcomes for all children. That’s why we’re excited to bring you our newly-expanded Objectives for Development & Learning: Birth through Third Grade.

Now, with objectives for development and learning that span the whole of the early childhood years, every teacher can have confidence that they’re supporting children with building the foundational skills that are so critical to success in preschool, kindergarten and beyond.

The Objectives for Development and Learning cover all areas:

  • Social–Emotional
  • Physical
  • Language
  • Cognitive
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Studies
  • The Arts

Also included is a tenth area for English Language Acquisition to support the expressive and receptive language learning of English-language or dual-language learners.

Our objectives are based on an extensive review of the most current research and professional literature in the field of early childhood education. They include predictors of school success and are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, State Early Learning Guidelines, and the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework. Each objective shows the seamless progression of learning and development in every area that’s critical to children’s success from birth through third grade, outlining research-based, widely held expectations for a child’s age, class, or grade.

The complete picture of the early childhood years that is outlined by these objectives for development and learning supports teachers to better understand what their students know and can do. These objectives allow teachers to meet children where they are individually along the progression and clearly see a path for supporting their development and learning in the future.


Diane C. Burts

Diane C. Burts, EdD, is a former preschool, Head Start, kindergarten, and university teacher, as well as professor emeritus of human ecology at Louisiana State University. She is former director of the LSU Preschool Laboratory, Grace Drews Lehmann professor, and division head of family, child, and consumer sciences. She was the endowed chair and director of the Emma Eccles Jones Center for Early Childhood Education at Utah State University. Dr. Burts is co-editor of the book Integrated Curriculum and Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Birth to Age Eight.

Kai-leé Berke

Kai-leé Berke is the CEO of Teaching Strategies, the leading provider of early childhood solutions for programs serving children from birth through third grade. She is a lifelong early childhood educator, having taught and cared for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners in public, private, and Department of Defense programs.

Prior to her appointment as CEO, she held roles as Teaching Strategies’ Vice President of Curriculum and Assessment, Chief Product Officer and Chief Academic Officer, during which time she co-authored many of Teaching Strategies’ most impactful solutions, including the GOLD® assessment system, The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos, and The Creative Curriculum® for Kindergarten (in press).

Cate Heroman

Cate Heroman, MEd, has worked in the field of education for over 35 years. She has been a preschool and kindergarten teacher as well as an administrator at the Louisiana Department of Education, providing leadership, training, technical assistance, and support in the areas of early childhood and elementary education. She is a co-author of many Teaching Strategies resources, including the Teaching Strategies GOLD® assessment system; The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool; The Creative Curriculum Developmental Continuum Assessment Toolkit for Ages 3–5; Helping Children Rebound: Strategies for Preschool Teachers After the 2005 Hurricanes; Building Your Baby’s Brain; Literacy: The Creative Curriculum Approach, and numerous others.

Heather Baker

Heather Baker, MLS, has cared for infants and toddlers, and worked with preschool-aged children doing project-based investigations. As a Teaching Strategies consultant and staff member, Heather has co-authored publications, such as Come Cook With Me and the Get Fit! Kit, and also helped develop The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Teaching Strategies GOLD® online, and numerous professional development sessions.


Toni Bickart
Toni Bickart, MS, is co-author of Teaching Strategies' newest products: The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool and the Teaching Strategies GOLD® assessment system. She is also a co-author of Building the Primary Classroom; Math Right From the Start; Reading Right From the Start; and What Every Parent Needs to Know About 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grades. During more than 18 years at Teaching Strategies, she has been responsible for product development and production and provided professional development services, keynote speeches, and workshops at schools around the country.

Patton O. Tabors
Patton O. Tabors, EdD, retired in 2005 as Principal Research Associate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has directed research and published numerous articles and several books for academic and practitioner audiences, including One Child, Two Languages: A Guide for Early Childhood Educators of Children Learning English as a Second Language and Beginning Literacy with Language: Young Children Learning at Home and School (co-edited with David Dickinson).


Steve Sanders
Steve Sanders is a Professor and Director of the School of Physical Education & Exercise Science at the University of South Florida. Throughout his career, he has promoted the idea of being physically active for life. He has also written many papers and several books about movement programs for young children. In 2005, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education presented Dr. Sanders with its Distinguished Service Award.