Preschool children in classroom using colorful shapes
  • Stands on one foot for 10 seconds or longer
  • Hops and somersaults
  • Can skip
  • Wants to please and be with friends
  • More likely to agree to rules
  • Likes to sing, dance, and act
  • Shows more independence
  • Copies triangle and other geometric patterns
  • Draws person with body
  • Prints some letters
  • Dresses and undresses without assistance
  • Uses fork and spoon
  • Usually cares for own toilet needs
  • Recalls parts of a story
  • Speaks sentences of more than 5 words
  • Uses future tense
  • Tells longer stories
  • Says name and address
  • Can count 10 or more objects
  • Correctly names at least 4 colors
  • Better understands the concept of time
  • Knows about things used every day in the home (money, food, etc.)
  • Movement
  • Hand & Finger Skills
  • Language
  • Cognitive
  • Social/Emotional

In our Pre-Kindergarten classes, our teachers work closely with each of our students to perfect and sharpen all of the skills they will need for Kindergarten. It is our ultimate goal to ensure that all of our students are emotionally, physically, cognitively and behaviorally prepared for the demands of a Kindergarten classroom. Students need to have a well-developed self-esteem, be able to follow instructions, recognize authority, understand and follow schedules, communicate effectively, have good listening skills, practice self control, get along with and relate to others, manage bathroom needs and actively participate in physical activities.

In order to help our students master each of these fundamentals and local Kindergarten benchmarks, our teachers use fun academic reinforcements in their daily lessons. Our students will be taught to easily recognize colors, shapes, letters and numbers. A passion and love for reading will also be passed down to them through involved and interactive story times. They will be able to retell stories and in the process learn sequencing. Simple analogies (sky/blue, grass/green) are also introduced to expand thinking skills.

By the end of each student’s time in our Pre-K class, they are confident and we are proud of all that they have learned and the person they have become. It is very hard to say good-bye as they leave for Kindergarten, but we know they are well prepared to begin the next phase in their lives.

On a bi-annual basis, we do a formal evaluation based off age-appropriate benchmarks in order to assess each child’s growth and development. Above are some of the basic milestones we work towards for a child entering Pre-Kindergarden.