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The Prekindergarten


Prekindergarten program for ages 4 – 5 Years

Tracking Your Child’s Progress Throughout the PreKindergarten Program


Socially we make sure a child:
  • Expresses feelings
  • Initiates activities with another child
  • Cooperates with other children, with assistance
  • Negotiates with peers
  • Approaches other children positively
  • States a position with a reason
  • Shows empathy
  • Uses pretend play to explore, practice, and understand social roles
  • Engages in cooperative play
  • Successfully transitions from one activity/ setting to the next
  • Shows concern for fairness
  • Describes own basic physical characteristics
  • Enjoys the process of creating
  • Asks others for information
  • Investigates and experiments with materials
  • Uses “Why” to get information
  • Develops personal interest
  • Joins a play activity already in progress
  • Remains engaged in activities for at least 10 minutes
  • Makes up words, songs, or stories
  • Engages in extensive pretend play
  • Tells others about events that happened in the past
  • Works out problems
Communication is gauged by if a child:
  • Focuses on the meaning of words rather than grammar
  • Uses sentences
  • Responds appropriately to a request
  • Has a receptive vocabulary of a several hundred words
  • Asks the meaning of unfamiliar words
  • Uses multiple words to explain an idea
  • Speech is entirely intelligible
  • Describes a task
  • Uses past tense
  • Responds to questions with verbal answers or gestures
  • Engages in conversation
  • Tells a short make-believe story, with assistance
  • Begins to draw representational figures
  • Identifies some individual letter in a text
  • Recognizes own printed name
  • Uses pictures to predict a story
  • Identifies major characters in story
  • Imitates common reading activities
Physically, we track if a child:
  • Crawls through a play tunnel or under tables
  • Throws a ball overhand with some accuracy
  • Catches large balls with two hands
  • Kicks a ball forward
  • Gallops with skill
  • Uses various drawing and art materials
  • Cutting skills progress from inaccurate cutting to proper grasp with some degree of accuracy
  • Completes increasingly complex puzzles
  • Writes name
  • Begins to write some recognizable letters or numbers
  • Demonstrates concepts through movement
  • Improves eye-hand coordination
  • Covers mouth when coughing
  • Washes and dries hands independently
  • Takes care of toileting needs and asks for assistance when needed
Cognitive development is tracked by if a child:
  • Asks “why” questions to show effort at understanding causation
  • Organizes objects by more than one pre-selected characteristic
  • Applies new information or vocabulary to an activity
  • Generates a strategy based on one learning event and extends it to a new learning opportunity
  • Uses symbols or pictures as representation for oral language
  • Engages in complex make-believe play
  • Names numerals up to 20 or more
  • Understands that numbers represent quantity
  • Recognizes the names of some numerals
  • Counts at least five objects in one to one correspondence without assistance
  • Tells what number comes before or after a given number up to ten
  • Estimates size
  • Labels objects using size words
  • Creates, builds, or draws shapes
  • Orders objects from smallest to largest
  • Creates patterns
  • Classifies objects
  • Uses positional words
  • Makes predictions
  • Retells a simple story or event in roughly sequential order
  • Knows first and last name
  • Names address and telephone number
  • Participates in music experiences

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