Teachers in these groups help children grow in their understanding of their near environment, their relationships with others, and their positive attitudes toward school and learning.  This includes developing a larger vocabulary that includes basic science concepts such as weather, plants and pet care, identifying feelings, and recognizing shapes and relationships.  As they begin to establish real friendships with other children, the teachers help them to develop an understanding of their own feelings and those of others. Teachers help children learn to follow directions, ask for help, solve problems, and deal with conflicts through positive guidance and support.