Early Learning

Language Arts

  • Participates in singing, finger plays and short poems
  • Repeats language patterns
  • Has a vocabulary of at least 200 words
  • Able to use compound sentences
  • Uses adjectives and adverbs
  • Recounts events of the day

Reading Readiness

  • Able to listen to a story for ten minutes
  • Demonstrates understanding of a story
  • Recounts events of a story
  • Develops fantasy and begins to play pretend games
  • Recognizes their own name in the written form

Writing Readiness

  • Demonstrates prewriting skills with writing utensil (ie. Scribbling, simple shapes and lines)
  • Thread beads
  • Trace lines and shapes with index finger


  • Recognizes colors
  • Recognizes shapes
  • Counts to 10
  • Matches shapes and objects
  • Classifies and sorts objects by group


  • Explores the world around them using sensory experiences
  • Identifies basic body parts
  • Identifies common animals


  • Able to use a variety of different media to create a finished product
  • Able to hold a variety of different art tools
  • Able to name different types of art tools


  • Participates in singing
  • Able to re-enact specific movements and/or words to songs and finger plays
  • Able to follow a simple rhythmic pattern

Physical Education

  • Learns to warm up the body
  • Will be introduced simple stretches
  • Balances on a hard surface
  • Balances on a balance beam
  • Learns how to walk properly
  • Able to stand on one foot for a short period of time
  • Follows simple games with one or two rules
  • Becomes aware of personal and open space
  • Begins to understand other body movements
  • Will learn how to throw properly
  • Introduces how to basket catch
  • Will learn how to kick a ball


  • Understands simple commands and requests in Spanish
  • Answers simple questions in using the language
  • Remembers and sings songs in Spanish
  • Counts to ten in Spanish
  • Knows red, blue, yellow, green and orange in Spanish


  • Repeats simple greetings, rhymes, and songs
  • Demonstrates understanding of story in rhyme and songs by arm and hand gestures, and body language

Computer and Technology

  • Identifies the simple parts of a computer

Self Help Skills

  • Uses the toilet
  • Washes hands
  • Puts on simple garments
  • Uses eating utensils
  • Cleans up after eating or playing
  • Asks for help
  • Expresses emotions with increasing control

Social Skills

  • Asks for assistance
  • Answers when spoken to
  • Able to realize that others have rights and privileges
  • Takes part in joint exploration with peers
  • Begins to understand cooperation
  • Identifies self and others by sex
  • Exhibits more self-regulation in relation to others