John Knox Community Preschool
Is my child Kindergarten Ready?

Examples of what kindergarten teachers are looking for –

SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL

  • Can your child follow 2-step directions consistently?
  • Can your child independently care for their belongings?
  • Can your child calm themselves ?

PHYSICAL

  • Can your child kick a ball?
  • Can your child hold and use a pencil?
  • Can your child buckle, zip, snap & button?

PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • Does your child know their first name, last name and parents’ names?
  • Does your child know their address and phone number?

COGNITIVE

  • Can your child think of more than one way to solve a problem?
  • Can your child group items by color, shape or size?

LANGUAGE

  • Can your child use words to express their feelings?
  • Can your child speak in 4 – 6 word sentences?
  • Can your child describe a past event including details?

MATH

  • Can your child count 10 – 20 objects while pointing to each object?
  • Can your child identify numbers 1 – 10?
  • Can your child match simple shapes?

LITERACY

  • Can your child recognize 10 – 20 upper case letters?
  • Can your child write their name?
  • Can your child hear the parts of words (ex: Hap-py, 2 parts or 2 syllables)

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