There are five Learning Domains assessed via Entry Experiences (Math, Literacy, Language & Communication, Social & Emotional Learning, and Physical Development). The skills assessed are based on alignments from Kindergarten Entry Assessments (KEAs). Although Ignite by Hatch™ includes seven Learning Domains in all, the other two (e.g., Social Studies and Science & Technology) are not assessed via Entry Experiences because they are not typically part of KEAs. Each Learning Domain includes one or more Subdomains (which are broken into Skills, each of which has a different Skill Level).
Entry Experiences are a set of 38 digital experiences that create a baseline understanding of each child’s knowledge in the following Domains and Subdomains/Skills:
Learning Domain: Literacy
- Alphabet Knowledge
- Letter-Sound Correspondence
- Concepts of Print
- Comprehension - Fiction
Learning Domain: Mathematics
- Comparing Quantities
Learning Domain: Language & Communication Development
- Receptive Language & Vocabulary
Learning Domain: Social & Emotional Development
- Identifying Emotions
Learning Domain: Physical Development
- Fine Motor Skills
What Is Self-Management? (Domain: Social & Emotional Learning)
Self-Management experiences enable children to explore and persist as they complete tasks and/or solve problems.
What Are Fine Motor Skills? (Domain: Physical Development)
Fine Motor Skills experiences enable children to use one or more fingers to make small movements and/or manipulate objects.