Pre-4 Objectives

Christian Living

  1. Know that Jesus loves them
  2. Learn to love and care for others
  3. Receive and offer forgiveness
  4. Sing songs of praise to God


  1. Recognize and write the upper and lower case letters of the alphabet using correct position
  2. Know full name and be able to print first name
  3. Hear and replicate the phonic sounds of letters
  4. Identify the sounds at the beginning of words
  5. Listen for rhyming sounds in words
  6. Develop a vocabulary of over 4000 words


  1. Write numbers 1-10 and count from 1-20
  2. Recognize and place in order numbers 1-5
  3. One-to-One correspondence from 1-10
  4. Count out five objects from a group of objects
  5. Introduce more complex patterns
  6. Sequencing and ordering from smallest to largest, concepts of more, fewer, or the same
  7. Identify items by color, shape, size, and weight
  8. Form sets of like and unlike elements
  9. Sort counters using four attributes (color, size, shape, size, and texture)
  10. Develop skills in graphing
  11. Recall items that have been removed from a group
  12. Verbalize time concepts using a calendar and clock
  13. Draw a human figure with head, body, arms, and legs
  14. Match and identify the following shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle,oval, star, and heart
  15. Begin to learn and recite the days of the week, months, and seasons

Language Arts

  1. Listen to and follow verbal and visual directions
  2. Understand the concepts of opposities, position words, and same/different
  3. Recall sequence and details of a story
  4. Recognize the relationship between the written and spoken language
  5. Recall songs, stories, fingerplays, poems, etc.
  6. Begin to communicate in complete sentences
  7. Feel comfortable speaking in front of a group of peers
  8. Develop interest in books and reading


  1. Understand the Scientific Method by Noticing (becoming aware of a problem), Wondering why (proposing an explanation, finding out (experimenting), and sharing results with others
  2. Study types of animals by recognizing the sounds they make, how they move, and how they care for their young
  3. Learn scientific vocabulary and concepts such as: Needs of plants/animals/humans, life cycle, season changes
  4. Understand concepts of water: Water has weight and this weight allow some things to float while other objects sink. Water has the ability to make things disapper (dissolve) and can be see in three forms, solid, liquid, and gas.

Social Skills

  1. Respect authority
  2. Take responsibility for actions, property, and clean-up
  3. Put others before self; i.e, let others go first, wait your turn, sharing, be helpful to others
  4. Develop and show appreciation for other's interests, attempts, and accomplishments

School Skills

  1. Walk in a quiet, straight line, take or look at something and pass it on, sit in a free-standing chair, problem -solving, peer interaction
  2. Always attempt a task and ask for help when needed
  3. Learn that all actions have some sort of consequence
  4. Follow routines
  5. Follow spoken instructions of a teacher
  6. Work with others to complete a task
  7. Lengthen their attention span and ability to focus on a task
  8. Demonstrate appropriate manners
  9. Care for personal needs and hygiene
  10. Good health habits

Motor Skills

  1. Participate in activities which will enhance development of large motor skills, such as jumping, running, hopping on one foot,
  2. Develop the coordination to use crayons, pencils, and scissors to complete craft activities.
  3. Participate in activities such as manipulatives, writing, play dough, cutting, gluing, coloring, and painting which will develop fine motor skills
  4. Learn to manipulate zippers, buttons, snaps, and start to tie shoes