-Establish relationships: child-child, child-teacher, and teacher-teacher.
-Establish routines that are clear and consistent.
-Establish clear and consistent classroom rules and guidelines that are simple and easy to understand.
-To become familiar with each child's social style and general level of social development.
-Establish a sense of trust and security.
-To convey to each child that he/she is a valued and important member of the classroom community.
-Encourage and support independent action and thinking, including problem solving, decision making and self-help skills.
-To become familiar with each child's general level and style of emotional development.
-To become familiar with each child's physical capabilities, activity level and energy level.
-To become familiar with each child's general level of intellectual functioning, his/her conceptual understandings and style of learning.
-To become familiar with each child's verbal abilities.
-To become familiar with each child's:
-enjoyment of novelty and approach to investigation of unfamiliar materials.
-approach to problem solving.
-willingness to take cognitive and creative risks.
-ability to express themselves through a variety of media and their interest and enjoyment in doing so.
-interest in, and enjoyment of, fantasy and imaginative play.