• Pre-K Classroom Room #1
    Ms. Alisha Perine & Ms. Jaila Lewis
    Pre-K Classroom Room #2
    Ms. Natasha Reynolds & Ms. Valencia Jones


    71 Things Your Child Needs To Know Before Kindergarten 

    Personal and Social Development  


    Approach to learning

    • Shows eagerness and curiosity as a learner
    • Persists in task and seeks help when encountering a problem
    • Is generally pleasant and cooperative



    • Follows rules and routines
    • Manages transitions (going from one activity to the next)
    • Demonstrates normal activity level


    Interactions with Others

    • Interacts easily with one or more children
    • Interacts easily with familiar adults
    • Participates in group activities
    • Plays well with others
    • Takes turns and shares
    • Cleans up after play


    Conflict Resolution

    • Seeks adult help when needed to resolve conflicts
    • Uses words to resolve conflicts


    Language and Literacy



    • Listens with understanding to directions and conversations
    • Follows one-step directions
    • Follows two-step directions



    • Speaks clearly enough to be understood without contextual clues
    • Relates experiences with some understanding of sequences of events


     Literature and Reading

    • Listens with interest to stories read aloud
    • Shows interest in reading-related activities
    • Retells information from a story
    • Sequences three pictures to tell a logical story



    • Uses pictures to communicate ideas
    • Uses scribbles, shapes, and letter-like symbols to write words or ideas


    Alphabet Knowledge

    • Recites/sings alphabet
    • Matches upper-case letters
    • Matches lower-case letters
    • Identifies upper-case letters
    • Identifies lower-case letters


    Mathematical Thinking


    Patterns and Relationships

    • Sorts by color, shape, and size
    • Orders or seriates several objects on the basis of one attribute
    • Recognizes simple patterns and duplicates them


     Number concept and operations

    • Rote counts to 20
    • Counts objects with meaning to 10
    • Matches numerals
    • Identifies by naming, numerals 0-10


    Geometry and spatial relations

    • Identifies 4 shapes- circle, square, rectangle, triangle
    • Demonstrates concepts of positional/directional concepts (up/down, over/under, in/out, behind/in front of, beside/between, top/bottom, inside/outside, above/below, high/low, right/left, off/on, first/last, far/near, go/stop).



    • Shows understanding of and uses comparative words (big/little, large/small, short/long, tall/short, slow/fast, few/many, empty/full, less/more.



    Physical Development


    Gross-Motor Skills

    • Pedals and steers a tricycle
    • Jumps in place, landing on two feet
    • Jumps consecutively- 7 jumps
    • Balances on one foot for 5 seconds
    • Hops on one foot 2-3 hops
    • Hops on one foot- 6 ft.
    • Throws a ball with direction- 5 ft.
    • Catches a thrown ball with arms and body
    • Climbs a playground ladder
    • Skips smoothly for 20 feet


     Fine-Motor Skills

    • Stacks 10, one-inch blocks
    • Strings 4 1/2″ beads in two minutes
    • Completes a seven piece interlocking puzzle
    • Makes a pancake, snake, and ball from playdough
    • Grasps pencil correctly
    • Copies:  vertical line, horizontal line, circle, cross, square, V, triangle
    • Copies first name
    • Prints first name without a model
    • Grasps scissors correctly
    • Cuts within 1/4″ of a 6″ straight line on construction paper
    • Cuts out a 3″ square on construction paper
    • Cuts out a 3″ triangle on construction paper
    • Cuts out a 3″ circle on construction paper
    • Uses a glue stick appropriately
    • Uses appropriate amount of glue for tasks


     The Arts


    Creative Arts

    • Identifies 10 colors:  red, yellow, blue, green, orange, purple, black, white, brown, pink
    • Uses a variety of art materials for tactile experience and exploration



    • Participates in group music experiences
    • Participates in creative movement/dance


    Creative Dramatics

    • Makes believe with objects
    • Takes on pretend roles and situations