Kindergarten Readiness

Hello, Parents!

We’re thrilled you have a child(ren) preparing to begin their school years with us! It is an exciting time in the life of your family, and we feel privileged to be able to share it with you.

Below is a list of skills our kindergarten teaching staff developed for local preschool instructors. It is intended as a guide to what children should know, or tasks they should be able to perform, prior to beginning kindergarten. In other words, these are the tools each child should have in her or his toolbox before coming to school.

We are listing them on the school website to inform parents, (and grandparents, family members, daycare providers, friends, etc.), in hopes that you will work with your child(ren) to learn these fundamental skills. This will make the transition to kindergarten much easier for your daughter or son. Please feel free to contact the school with any questions or concerns. Thank you!

Fine Motor Skills

  • Strengthening exercises such as picking up cotton balls with clothes pins, manipulating nuts and bolts, using tongs, play dough, legos, any other activities that strengthen pincher (pencil holding) fingers.
  • Experience with scissors
  • Experience with crayons(not just scribbling)
  • Writing name with capital at beginning and rest lower case.

  • Knowing letters in name and knowledge of majority, (75%), of other letters of alphabet.
  • Being able to listen to a short story without bothering others or interrupting.
  • Saying alphabet in sequence while letters are being pointed to by teacher, student, or other adult.
  • Rote counting days on calendar or counting number of students.
  • Ability to follow oral directions. Such as --”Stop what you are doing and line up."