Pre-k Goals

  • What is Pre-k/Preschool Education?

    Preschool education, also known as pre-kindergarten, is an educational program designed for children who are between the ages of 3 and 5 years old, and provides a foundation for their future academic and social development. Preschool education focuses on developing a range of skills and knowledge areas, such as early literacy, mathematical thinking, language development, social and emotional development, physical development, and creative expression. It provides a safe and nurturing environment for young children to explore, learn and interact with other children and adults. Preschool education is designed to encourage play-based learning, hands-on experiences, and exploration of the world around them. The goal of preschool education is to prepare young children for the transition to kindergarten and to promote their long-term academic and social success. 

    The following areas are listed with some targeted skills needed to thrive and achieve in Pre-k.

    Self care

    • Using the bathroom independently
    • Blowing nose
    • Washing hands
    • Putting on clothing independently
    • Putting on a coat/jacket
    • Putting on own book bag
    • Cleaning up after yourself

    Classroom Expectations

    • Shows respect for other children and adults
    • Homework and reading log (Monday-Thursday)
    • Holding pencil/writing tool
    • Cutting and tracing
    • Waiting in line
    • Understanding classroom Routine
    • Group play/Taking turns

    Academics (Math and Literacy)

    • Letter and letter sound recognition
    • Number recognition
    • Quantity recognition
    • Sorting
    • Shapes and their attributes
    • Colors
    • Counting to 20
    • Knowing the birthday
    • Patterns
    • Retelling a story either through words or drawing