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Learning Goals for Prekindergarten (End of Year Expectations)

Students will:
  • Ask questions and seek to learn more about the world around them.
  • Socialize with peers and teachers and improve communication skills.
  • Improve their fine and gross motor skills.
  • Improve basic scissor skills, and practice cutting, gluing, and other fine motor skills.
  • Use a pencil with a proper grip.
  • Name all the letters in the alphabet (upper and lower case) and know sounds for most letters.
  • Rote count to 20 and be able to assign the correct number of objects to a given number.
  • Successfully identify patterns, colors, and shapes. 
  • Sit for an extended time to listen to directions or a story.
  • Understand and utilize basic concepts for taking turns, sharing, and communicating.
  • Improve self-help skills and independence.
  • Explore science through hands-on activities. 
What’s FUN about Prekindergarten?
  • Field Trips 
  • Art Class once a week
  • Physical Education Class once a week
  • Library once a week
  • Recess! (Two if staying for aftercare)
  • Music once a week
  • Special events
  • Principal time
  • Hands-on manipulatives and imagination-building toys
  • Multi-sensory activities 
  • Storytime/Circle time/ Songs
  • Reading Buddies with older students
  • Show and Tell
  • Schoolwide Halloween Celebration
  • Schoolwide Thanksgiving Feast
  • Winter and Spring Programs
  • Parent involvement events 
  • End of Year celebrations
What does my child need to start?
  • To be fully potty trained
  • A complete change of clothes including shoes
  • A reusable water bottle- labeled with name
  • A backpack with a complete change of clothes- all items labeled with child’s name
  • If staying for aftercare, a lunch (Can be provided through our vendor), and a blanket and pillow for nap time
What skills should my incoming prekindergartner have?
  • Be fully potty trained
  • Ability and willingness to listen and follow simple directions and have an eagerness to learn
*We provide all school supplies.

At HKS, we focus on being developmentally appropriate and meeting our students where they are. Our skilled teachers build curricula around our students' needs and strengths. This allows each child to shine and get what they need to be a life-long learner.