Kindergarten Readiness & Assessments

Here is the list of standards by which I will be gauging your child’s Kindergarten Readiness.

This list is from the Utah Education Network (

I will be doing two types of Assessments throughout the year.  Starting at the beginning of our school year, I begin to observe your child’s social and emotional behavior in the classroom.  I make notes of things that need my attention and do my best to communicate specific needs and concerns to parents to help coach your child with learning important social skills.

  I also administer an academic assessment halfway through the year to gauge their learning and adjust my teaching plans to accommodate things we need to work on for the remainder of the year.  This academic assessment is really just for my purposes for lesson planning; however, I am happy to provide a copy to the parent if requested.

  I  take the Kindergarten Preparation aspect of Preschool very seriously as I know that this is your child’s first step into their learning journey.   I can’t wait to watch them all take flight!

**NOTE:  It’s okay if your child does not already know/do these things – These are the things we will cover/learn in our lessons during preschool hours.**

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

Fine Motor Skills

  1. Puts a 10- to 12-piece puzzle together
  2. Holds scissors correctly
  3. Holds a pencil or crayon properly

Gross Motor Skills

  1. Runs, jumps and skips
  2. Walks backward
  3. Walks up and down stairs

Social Skills

  1. Uses words instead of being physical when angry
  2. Speaks clearly so an adult can understand him/her
  3. Plays with other children
  4. Follows simple directions
  5. Expresses feelings and needs
  6. Goes to the bathroom by him/herself
  7. Waits his/her turn and shares
  8. Talks in sentences
  9. Asks questions about things around him/her
  10. Enjoys having books read to him/her
  11. Can tell a story about a past event
  12. Says “please” and “thank you”
  13. Can spend extended periods away from Mom and Dad

Academic Skills

  1. Recognizes shapes (square, circle, triangle, rectangle)
  2. Can sort items by color, shape and size
  3. Can identify six parts of his/her body
  4. Understands concept words such as up, down, in, out, behind, over
  5. Counts from 1 to 10
  6. Recognizes five colors
  7. Tries to write his/her name
  8. Recognizes his/her written name

Personal Information

  1. Knows his/her full name
  2. Knows how old he/she is
  3. Knows his/her address and telephone number
  4. Knows his/her mother and father’s first names

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