The standards in Pre-K known as the New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core, specify five key areas of learning and development known as the Five Domains.
|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||Children’s understanding, creating and communicating meaning|
|Cognition and Knowledge of the World||What children need to know and understand about their world, and how they apply what they know|