What should children be able to do when they go to Kindergarten?

  • Name recognition
  • Print first name (first letter upper case/others lower case)
  • Know colors and shapes
  • Care and use of materials
  • Know difference between same and different
  • Can transition from one activity to another
  • Make wise choices
  • Cut with scissors
  • Can sit 5-10 minutes
  • Follow directions
  • Listen to directions
  • Can take care of themselves: fee themselves, dress themselves and use the bathroom by themselves
  • Language development
  • Self-esteem (They feel good about themselves, can handle correction and go on with the next situation.)
  • Social skills