Pre-Kindergarten Skills List
Approaches to Learning
Physical Development & Health
Demonstrate willingness to participate in new experiences
Engage in play with other children
Use play to express ideas, thoughts, and feelings
Make and explain new creations through play.
Relate knowledge from one experience to another
Use positive approaches and coping skills to solve problems.
Tries to solve problems independently with multiple solutions
Demonstrate persistence
Locates and identifies human body parts
Classify healthy and unhealthy foods
Demonstrate body awareness
Exhibit control of large muscles
Demonstrate hand-eye coordination and dexterity
Engage in a variety of physical activities
Use personal hygiene skills
Understand and demonstrate safety practices
Social & Emotional Development Social Studies
Identify different emotions
Exhibit socially accepted expressions of emotions
Use positive coping skills to deal with mistakes
Set and describe goals for self
Interact with others in socially accepted ways
Participate in reciprocal communication
Use appropriate words and actions to solve conflicts
Ask for help when needed
Identify when others need help and assist
Display pride and confidence in self
Develop positive relationships with peers
Develop positive relationships with adults
Adapt to change
State rules and their consequences
Identify common American symbols
Identify groups he/she belongs to
Identify characteristics of self
Suggest simple solutions to conflicts with peers
Identify common community workers
Recognize and respect emotions of others
Follow classroom rules for behavior
Identify individual choices and explain them
Understand how money is used
Recognize differences between work and play
Understand what a map is
Describe locations of relevant places
Identify daily routines
Mathematical Thinking & Expression
Scientific Thinking
Count out loud from 1 to 20
Recognize written numbers 1 to 10
Count to tell the number of objects
Sort objects into groups based on shape, size, or color
Recognize common shapes
Compare and contrast two shapes
Find and create patterns
Understand how time is measured
Understand what addition and subtraction are
Use ordinal number words
Recognize difference between living and non-living things
Identify basic needs of plants and animals
Name basic parts of living things
Gather basic data using senses and equipment
s predictions about results of experiments
Explore and describe motion of objects
Create and describe sound variations
Name and understand different seasons
Identify objects found in day and night sky
Technology Creative Arts
Identify technologies used at home and in classroom
Demonstrate responsible use of technology equipment
Recognize and label parts of a computer
Follow directions to use basic computer games/programs
Understand proper uses for different materials
Demonstrate understanding of basic elements of music and movement
Express self through visual arts
Express self through musical activities
Create sounds using traditional and non-traditional instruments
Participate in dramatic play
Demonstrate age appropriate audience behavior
Understand and identify differences in art forms and cultural creativity
Language & Literacy Language & Literacy, cont.
Handle books appropriately
Identify basic features of print materials
Associate letters with their sounds and names
Recite familiar rhymes and songs
Assemble letters to form words
Assemble words to form sentences
Understand question words and ask questions
Maintain eye contact during interactions
Understand and follow directions
Use new and complex vocabulary words
Answer prompted questions about texts
Make connections between self, world, and texts
Differentiate letters from numbers
Understand basic way to read a text
Recognize written form of own name
Uses combination of drawing, writing, and dictating to communicate