Four Year Olds/Pre-K

child reading with teacher

The items listed below are things that we incorporate into our daily lessons and activities.

  1. Identifies self as boy or girl, and as a member family and cultural group
  2. Shows pride in heritage and background
  3. Makes believe with objects and takes on a pretend role and makes believe about situations
  4. Shows understanding of different relationships of objects in space
  5. Demonstrates confidence in growing abilities
  6. Demonstrates increasing independence
  7. Demonstrates an interest in using writing for a purpose
  8. Demonstrates trust in adults
  9. Shows ability to separate from parents
  10. Demonstrates interest and participates in classroom activities
  11. Participates in routine activities easily Seeks out adults and children
  12. Understands and respects differences
  13. Accepts responsibility for maintaining the classroom environment
  14. Helps others in need
  15. Shares and respects the rights of others
  16. Works cooperatively with others on completing a task
  17. Uses compromise and discussion to resolve conflicts
  18. Talks with other children during daily activities and participates in group discussions
  19. Uses words to describe the characteristics of objects and can make comparisons
  20. Composes a story, letter or song and makes increasingly representational drawings
  21. Jumps off low surfaces and over objects without falling
  22. Uses small muscles to complete task
  23. Uses writing and drawing tools with control and intention
  24. Demonstrates skills in discriminating sounds (e.g. pitch, volume, tone, rhythm)
  25. Demonstrates ability to discriminate taste, smell, and textures
  26. Shows creativity and imagination and persistence in approaching tasks
  27. Recognizes things that belong together conceptually ( rather than resemblance)
  28. Recalls the sequence of events, arranges things in a series
  29. Uses words to communicate ideas and feeling sentences
  30. Demonstrates knowledge of how to use a book and shows enjoyment of books and stories
  31. Climbs up and down equipment without falling of a specific
  32. Walks up and down stairs
  33. Shows awareness of the roles people play in society
  34. Identifies by name a wide range of objects and events
  35. Stands up for rights
  36. Shows awareness of time concepts
  37. Recognizes patterns and can repeat them
  38. Classifies objects by physical features
  39. Shows curiosity and desire to learn
  40. Follows directions
  41. Finds more than one solution to a problem
  42. Observes and makes discoveries
  43. Uses planning to approach a task or activity
  44. Shows awareness of cause-effect relationship
  45. Catches a ball or beanbag
  46. Applies information or experiences to a new context
  47. Uses small muscles for self-help skills
  48. Throws an object in the intended direction
  49. Runs with control over direction and speed
  50. Shows balance in use of large muscles
  51. Coordinates eye and hand movement
  52. Recalls words in a song or finger play
  53. Demonstrates visual discrimination skills
  54. Tells a story in sequence, following the pictures in a book
  55. Capable of simple addition and subtraction
  56. Knows the names of the months
  57. Knows the days of the week
  58. Knows the phonics of reading
  59. Knows how the sounds of letters form together to form words
  60. Takes the small words and puts them together to form
  61. Knows value of money (nickel, dime, quarter, penny, dollar)