Pre-K End of the Year Goals

Please do not worry too much if your child is slightly behind or ahead. These are end of the year goals. It’s completely normal for it to vary. Here is a printable list as well.

Social and Emotional 
• inspire and encourage positive self‐esteem, through mastery of new skills
• inspire and encourage respect for others
• learn to play cooperatively – sharing and using acceptable manners
• develop imagination and express artistic creativity, through free art opportunities
• develop language skills and verbalization, through dictating short stories and communicating needs and feelings
• develop listening skills, for both large and small group learning
• follow directions
Reading and Math Readiness
• identify colors (primary, secondary and pastel), through teacher guided art projects
• identify and match shapes (square, circle, rectangle, triangle)
• recognize numbers 1‐30, understand the meaning of numerals, number concepts such as 1 dozen, through number
activities and art projects
• rote count 1‐100
• count using one‐to‐one correspondence
• recognize the alphabet, A‐Z, upper and lower case and put the alphabet in order
• discern initial sounds, rhyming, opposites, etc., through word lists, letter projects, and reading books that emphasize
Understanding and Awareness
• know, recognize, spell and write own name, first and last, using appropriate capitalization
• know complete street address
• know birthday (month, day, year)
• know complete phone number
• aware of family (names, ages, occupations)
• understand time concepts (months, weeks, days, before & after, etc.)
• know body parts (waist, shoulder, ankle, thigh, wrist, chest, knees, hips, etc.)
• able to draw self‐portrait
• know left and right
• identify directions (above, below, beside, etc.)
• identify quantities, measurements (more, slower, taller, biggest, etc.)
• able to investigate scientific concepts – asking questions and exploring
• identify same and different
• able to sequence events
• learn more advanced Spanish vocabulary
Fine Motor
• develop cutting, coloring, gluing skills, through daily practice on art projects that become more complex over the year
• able to tie shoelaces, zip, button and snap
• develop hand‐eye coordination (trace and draw shapes, complete a maze, tear paper, etc.)
• use proper hand position in writing
Gross Motor
These are accomplished during Creative Movement class as well as ample time on the playground each day.
• accomplish grand movements such as: hopping, jumping, leaping, galloping and skipping
• develop balancing skills (balance beam, foam discs on head)
• throw and catch balls (eye/hand coordination)
• manage body movements when in a group while participating in physical activities/games (not touching or running into others, staying with your group when you are a part of a team effort, learning the timing of running relays and waiting for your turn, like obstacle courses)
• able to swing independently, pumping legs
• able to move across the monkey bars

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