Curriculum Goals for Pre-Kindergarten

Students 1 yr from starting kindergarten
4 year olds by Sept. 1

Social / Emotional

  • Begin to separate with ease from parent
  • Express self verbally
  • Is aware of the personal space and feelings of others
  • Understand natural consequences
  • Has attention span of ten minutes
  • Transitions successfully from activity to activity
  • Follow multi step directions

Reading and Number

  • Is introduced to letter and number concepts through art, circle time and play
  • Identify main shapes and primary colors
  • Recognize their name and write their name in both upper and lower case
  • Begin to match upper and lower case letters and write them
  • Introduced to sight words
  • Identify numbers one through twenty
  • Match one to one correspondence to twenty
  • Create patterns (AB, ABC, AAB, ABB)

Fine Motor Skills

  • Focus on proper scissor control
  • Draw self image using five elements
  • Hold a pencil and crayon correctly

Large Motor Skills

  • Throw a ball overhand accurately 4-6 feet
  • Catches a ball with body
  • Jumps and hops 2-3 times
  • Stand on one foot

Spiritual Self

  • Learn about God’s love
  • Learn to love others
  • Become familiar with basic bible stories and ideas
  • Can tell a little about self and family
  • Can point and name body parts
  • Tells own name, age and gender
  • Begin to apply biblical truth to their own life