Spiritual Development (Pre K-3)

  • SD1: Know Jesus is God’s Son
  • SD2: Know Bible is God’s Word
  • SD3: Know God loves us and wants us to love one another
  • SD4: Know Jesus helps people and wants us to help one another
  • SD5: Learn short Bible verses and thoughts
  • SD6: Recall Bible lessons

Social and Emotional (Pre K-3)

  • SE1: Show affection and regard for people and their possessions
  • SE2: Participate in Circle Time
  • SE3: Be able to sit properly in a chair
  • SE4: Be able to walk in a line
  • SE5: Begin to share with others
  • SE6: Begin to use good manners – social graces
  • SE7: Feel good about self and abilities
  • SE8: Manage transitions

Discovery (Pre K-3)

  • D1: Know many kinds of animals exist
  • D2: Know animals move in different ways
  • D3: Know most plants make seeds for new plants
  • D4: Know seeds grow into plants with roots, stems, leaves, and flower
  • D5: Know air is everywhere
  • D6: Know objects have weight
  • D7: Use senses to observe and explore classroom materials and natural phenomena

Language and Literacy (Pre K-3)

  • LL1: Recite the alphabet in order – say, not sing
  • LL2: Recognize upper case letters and some lower case letters
  • LL3: Is familiar with basic phonological sounds
  • LL4: Recognizes their written first name
  • LL5: Engage in simple conversation
  • LL6: Listen to and recall stories
  • LL7: Speak clearly enough to be understood by most listeners
  • LL8: Show appreciation for books

Creative Arts (Pre K-3)

  • CA1: Participate in group music experiences
  • CA2: Participate in creative movement and dance
  • CA3: Develop self-expression
  • CA4: Clap and march to music
  • CA5: Repeat short songs, poems, and fingerplays
  • CA6: Explore the use of various drawing and art tools

Cognitive Development (Pre K-3)

  • CD1: Be able to follow two step instructions
  • CD2: Know name, age, and sex
  • CD3: Be able to identify parts of the body
  • CD4: Put together 6 to 7 piece puzzles
  • CD5: Begin logical thinking
  • CD6: Count to at least 20
  • CD7: Recognize numbers 1-10
  • CD8: Name all basic shapes
  • CD9: Name all basic colors
  • CD10: Sort objects into two categories (size, shape, or color)
  • CD11: Match shapes
  • CD12: Copy simple patterns
  • CD13: Is able to stack blocks
  • CD14: Participate in measuring activities

Motor Skills (Pre K-3)


  • MS1: Catch a large ball
  • MS2: Roll a large ball to target
  • MS3: Kick a ball
  • MS4: Throw a bean bag at a target
  • MS5: Walk forward and backward
  • MS6: Jump with both feet
  • MS7: Hop on one foot
  • MS8: Move with some balance and control


  • MS9: Begin to use scissors correctly
  • MS10: Begin to use glue correctly
  • MS11: Begin to button, snap, and zip
  • MS12: Display hand and eye coordination
  • MS13: Begin to hold crayon or pencil correctly
  • MS14: Begin to write first name correctly
  • MS15: Is able to trace some letters and numbers