1. Emotional and Social Preparedness
Children should be able to manage emotions, play cooperatively with peers, and begin to understand sharing and taking turns.
2. Basic Self-Care Skills
This includes being able to dress oneself, use the restroom independently, and practice good hygiene.
3. Fine Motor Skills
Kids should be able to handle small objects, use scissors, and hold a pencil correctly.
4. Gross Motor Skills
Children are expected to have basic coordination skills such as jumping, running, and climbing.
5. Letter Recognition
Recognizing and naming upper and lower case letters is fundamental for early literacy.
6. Understanding of Basic Math Concepts
This involves recognizing numbers, counting, and understanding simple addition and subtraction.
7. Listening and Following Directions
The ability to listen to instructions and follow them is crucial in a classroom setting.
8. Communication Skills
Children should be able to express their needs and thoughts verbally in an understandable way.
9. Curiosity and Eagerness to Learn
A desire to explore and ask questions about the world is a positive trait that supports learning.
10. Basic Reading Readiness
Pre-reading skills include understanding that text holds meaning and recognizing common sight words.