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Learning Goals for Preschool (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.
  • Learn basic scissor skills, and practice cutting, gluing, and other fine motor skills. 
  • Use a large crayon or pencil with proper grip.
  • Name all the letters in the alphabet and a few sounds.
  • Rote count to 10 and be able to assign the correct number of objects to a given number. 
  • Sit for an extended time to listen to directions or a story, 
  • Understand and utilize basic concepts for taking turns, sharing, and communicating.
  • Learn self-help and independent skills.
  • Learn about naming, expressing, and regulating emotions. 
  • Learn about responsibility through classroom jobs and taking care of personal and school belongings.
  • Explore science through hands-on activities.
  • Recognize and trace their name.
  • Learn colors and shapes.
 What’s FUN about Preschool?
  • Field Trips 
  • Hands-on manipulatives and imagination-building toys
  • Multi-sensory activities 
  • Storytime/Circle time/ Songs
  • Reading Buddies with older students
  • Show and Tell
  • Schoolwide Halloween Trick-or-treating
  • Schoolwide Thanksgiving Feast
  • Winter and Spring Programs
  • Parent involvement events 
  • 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
  • Field Trips
  • 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 preschooler have?
  • Be fully potty trained
  • Ability and willingness to listen to 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.