Welcome to preschool!

Our learning environment is designed to meet the overall needs of preschoolers and to facilitate their development through age-appropriate experiences. Due to the individuality of each child expectations vary; each child is challenged but not hurried. Ideally, the following goals should be met by the time a child enters kindergarten.


Ratio = 1:8, Group Size = 18

OUR GOALS

Emotional Goals

  • Displays a sense of security
  • Exhibits self-confidence
  • Has a positive attitude
  • Shows a desire to learn
  • Is willing to try something new

Behavioral Goals

  • Listens attentively
  • Follows directions
  • Focuses on task at hand
  • Is not disruptive
  • Exhibits self-control
  • Uses toys and materials appropriately  

Social Goals

  • Plays cooperatively
  • Helps others
  • Interacts positively with peers
  • Interacts positively with adults
  • Stands up for own rights
  • Resolves conflicts peacefully
  • Exhibits good manners; courteous

Self-Help Goals

  • Puts on wrap without assistance
  • Puts on shoes without assistance
  • Takes care of own toileting needs
  • Cleans up after self at snack, lunch
  • Tries to solve problems independently
  • Participates in classroom clean-up


Language Goals

  • Speaks clearly
  • Has age-appropriate vocabulary
  • Uses personal pronouns correctly
  • Expresses needs and ideas verbally
  • Recites jingles and rhymes
  • Tells event or story in sequence
  • Follows 3-step verbal directions

Cognitive Goals

  • Demonstrates knowledge of colors
  • Demonstrates knowledge of shapes
  • Demonstrates knowledge of numbers
  • Demonstrates knowledge of letters
  • Can work a 10-piece puzzle
  • Recognizes own name (written)

Physical Goals (Large Muscle)

  • Is well coordinated
  • Displays good balance
  • Exhibits skill on playground equipment (climber, swing, slide, etc.)
  • Pedals tricycle
  • Builds with blocks
  • Throws/catches ball

Physical Goals (Small Muscle)

  • Pours milk/juice into cup
  • Can cut with scissors
  • Can manipulate fasteners
  • Unties a bow and/or loose knot
  • Draws a recognizable person
  • Writes own name