Pre-K

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
rhyming
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