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