2 Year Old Preschool

Knowledge 

  • Begin to identify primary colors and basic shapes. 

  • Show an interest in counting objects. 

  • Listen to stories and respond to simple questions regarding them. 

  • Begin to sing simple songs. 

  • Begin to follow simple rules most of the time. 

  • Follow 1-2 step simple directions. 

  • Become familiar with positional words. 

  • Become aware of their environment and begin to use their 5 senses to observe and explore the world around them. 

Motor Skills 

  • Introduce finger-plays.

  • Able to put simple puzzles together. 

  • Scribbles spontaneously. 

  • Able to manipulate table blocks and manipulatives intentionally. 

  • Able to kick and throw a ball. 

  • Able to climb onto and down from appropriate equipment. 

  • Able to walk up and down stairs holding on to support. 

Social/Emotional Focus 

  • Able to easily separate from parents. 

  • Feel happy and secure at school. 

  • Able to communicate needs. 

  • Increasingly able to control impulses 

  • Watch and imitate how others use objects or complete tasks. 

  • Begin to share and take turns. 

Spiritual Focus 

  • Recognize that the Bible is God’s Special Book. 

  • Begin to understand that God made the world and everything in it. 

  • Begin to understand that God loves them. 

  • Begin to understand that God uses people, like family and friends, to take care of them. 

  • Begin to talk to God (prayer) 

 

3 Year old Preschool

Knowledge 

  • Identify primary colors, basic shapes, some letters and numbers 1-10. 

  • Recognize basic shapes in their environment. 

  • Identify body parts 

  • Understand that God uses people, like their families and friends, to take care of them. 

  • Listen to stories and respond to simple questions regarding them. 

  • Look at pictures and tell who is in each picture and what they are doing. 

  • Follow 1-3 step simple directions. 

  • Begin to understand positional words. 

  • Use their 5 senses to observe and explore the world around them. 

  • Able to repeat songs and simple Bible verses. 

Motor Skills 

  • Participate in finger-plays. 

  • Develop large muscle balance and coordination. 

  • Use scissors and crayons appropriately. 

  • Able to put simple puzzles together. 

  • Able to build with various kinds of table blocks and manipulatives 

  • Begin to dress self for outdoors and attend to own toilet needs. 

Social/Emotional Focus 

  • Able to easily separate from parents. 

  • Feel happy and secure at school. 

  • Be thankful for the gifts God gives, such as food, water, clothes, homes and families. 

  • Want to obey their parents and teachers. 

  • Readily participate in a variety of activities. 

  • Learn how to take care of and play appropriately with toys, books and other items in the classroom.  

  • Move from solitary and parallel play to cooperative play with other children. 

  • Share and take turns. 

  • Begin to talk out problems rather than hitting or crying. 

Spiritual Focus 

  • Recognize that the Bible is God's special Book, and it tells about God and His Son, Jesus. 

  • Understand that God made the world and everything in it. 

  • Understand that God loves them and has a special plan for them. 

  • Learn that they can talk to God (prayer) any time, and that He will hear them. 

  • Feel love for God the Father and His Son, Jesus. 

  • Talk spontaneously to God (prayer). 

 

4 year old preschool

Knowledge 

  • Name colors, shapes, some upper and lowercase letters and numbers 1-20. 

  • Understand one to one correlation 

  • Listen to stories and learn to retell them in sequence 

  • Understand that text is read from left to right and top to bottom. 

  • Recognize and name letters in own name. 

  • Count and sequence numbers. 

  • Able to sort and classify various objects. 

  • Understand positional words 

  • Can name body parts 

Motor Skills 

  • Learn to repeat finger-plays. 

  • Begin to write own name. 

  • Show appropriate balancing skills for age. 

  • Show appropriate movement skills for age. 

  • Successfully throw and catch a ball. 

  • Draw a recognizable person. 

  • Able to closely follow lines when cutting with scissors. 

  • Able to dress self and attend to toilet needs. 

Social/Emotional Skills 

  • Able to make appropriate decisions and choices 

  • Able to follow four or five-step directions. 

  • Want to obey parents and teachers. 

  • Want to be sorry when they do wrong things. 

  • Respect the rights and property of others. 

  • Feel good about themselves as part of God's loved creation. 

  • Begin to appreciate differences and similarities in people. 

  • Feel thankful for the people God uses to care for them. 

  • Continue to develop an excitement about investigating the world around them. 

  • Be kind, helpful and cooperative at school. 

  • Share with classmates 

  • Able to take turns and wait patiently. 

  • Is self-controlled. 

  • Can talk out problems and frustrations. 

  • Appropriately participate in group activities.

  • Enjoy cooperative play with others. 

Spiritual 

  • Understand that God made the world and everything in it. 

  • Understand that prayer is talking with God. 

  • Recite Bible verses with understanding and enthusiasm. 

  • Learn how God provides for us through His creation. 

  • Learn that the Bible, God’s special book, tells about God and His Son, Jesus. 

  • Understand that when we do wrong things, God is sad but will forgive us when we are truly sorry. 

  • Understand that there is one true God and we can know Him personally.