• Kindergarten Readiness Expectations

    Prior to kindergarten, your child should be able to:

    Approaches to Learning

    • Ask questions about things in the classroom.

    Social and Emotional Development

    • Follow simple classroom rules and routines.
    • Put materials away in designated places during clean-up time.
    • Manage transitions (change activities or move place-to-place in an orderly manner).
    • Play cooperatively with other children.
    • Seek adult assistance appropriately.
    • Seek adult help when needed to resolve conflicts.

    Language and Communication

    • Ask questions and add information related to current topics of conversation.

    Emergent Literacy (Early Reading, Writing, Language, Listening, and Speaking Behaviors)

    • Identify concepts of print
    1. Identify the front/back of the book.
    2. Identify the title of the book.
    3. Identify the first word on the page of a book.
    • Comprehension
    1. Make predictions during a story.
    2. Answer questions about story elements (who, where, what happened, etc.).
    3. Retell a story or experience (telling, drawing, and dramatic play).
    • Writing
    1. Use scribble to convey a message.
    2. Use known letters and approximations of letters to represent written language.
    3. Write own name (e.g., first name, last name), not necessarily with full correct spelling or well-formed letters, using capital and lower- case letters.
    4. Identify a minimum of ten lower- and upper-case letters of the alphabet.
    5. Recognize written name.
    6. Recognize basic category labels used in classroom.


    Mathematical and Scientific Thinking

    • Number Sense
    1. Point one-to-one while counting objects to ten or higher.
    2. Count two different sets of objects (ten through15) and determine which set has more or less.
    • Number and Operations

    Name “how many” are in a group of objects after counting up to ten objects.

    • Patterns and Series of Patterns
    1. Create simple patterns using colors, shapes, or sounds.
    2. Distinguish between a pattern and a non-pattern.
    3. Sort objects into groups by one attribute (color, shape, size, etc.).
    • Geometry
    1. Identify circles, squares, rectangles, and triangles in various forms.
    2. Build shapes with objects (i.e., craft sticks, play dough, etc.).
    • Spatial Reasoning

    Place objects above, below, next to, beside, inside, or outside.

    • Measurement

    Answer simple questions about real and pictorial graphs.

    Scientific Thinking

    • Inquiry

    Describe observations using simple tools, such as a magnifying glass or magnets.

    Social Studies and the Arts

    • Human Interdependence

    Give simple explanations of what community workers do.

    • Expression and Representation
    1. Use a variety of materials (i.e., crayons, various sized pencils, clay, markers) to create original work.
    2. Respond to music of various tempos through movement.

    Motor Development

    • Gross Motor Development

    Run, jump, kick, and throw during play.

    • Fine Motor Development

    Use fine motor tools without assistance (i.e., scissors, markers, various sized pencils, tape, clothes pins).