PreK Year - Approximately age 5 to 6 years
At the end of the third year we typically see Pre-K children forming leadership skills, along with other essential life skills which typically prepares them for success in kindergarten and beyond
A few examples are:
- Finds pleasure and ownership in small group activities. Participates without repeated redirection in group discussions and group table activities
- Understands boundaries and rules without reminders
- Has internal focus and thoughtful intention
- Understands and respects differences. Can feel confident about own abilities without comparison to others.
- Recalls sequence of events. Tells a story in sequence using pictures from a book or cards.
- Counts with one to one correspondence
- Recognizes both upper and lower case letters of the alphabet out of order
- Phonetically recognizes most letter sounds. Begins to recognize basic words (sight words)
- Recognizes patterns and can repeat them
- Shows an awareness of time concepts. Understands days, months and calendar concepts
- Dictates ideas and stories using context cues. Composes or makes up a story, letter or song
- Leads peers, follows others and mentors younger friends in play and throughout daily routine; asks an adult when necessary for help in social problem solving
- Uses writing, drawing, cutting and gluing tools with control and intention.
- Makes representational drawings and demonstrates an interest in using writing for a purpose
- Recognizes and writes name to identify own work
- Demonstrates knowledge of how to use a book. Knows words make a sentence and sentences make a story
- Follows directions
- Pays increasing attention to detail
- Speaks when spoken to; stays on topic; excellent language acquisition