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Preparing Pennsylvania Kids for Kindergarten

Kindergarten, Here We Come

The journey to kindergarten continues in our Pre-K classroom. This engaging, interactive space encourages whole child development. Fun and friendship promote social-emotional skills, as children work closely together to develop their academic skillset.

In this program designed for 4- to 5-year-olds, learning goals include:

Language and Literacy:

  • Recognizes all upper and lowercase letters
  • Identifies initial sounds, segments onset, and rhyme of words
  • Identifies some sight words
  • Explores letter-sound associations by writing and spelling words phonetically

Fine Motor:

  • Growing ability to write all upper and lowercase letters
  • Develops accuracy holding and cutting with scissors


  • Continues to develop rote counting skills
  • Compares number of objects with greater than, less than, and equal to
  • Understands addition as putting together and subtraction as taking away
  • Compares measurable attributes, such as length and weight

Scientific Thinking:

  • Names basic parts of living things
  • Creates and describes variations of sounds
  • Identifies changes in matter

K-Readiness (5 years)

Missed the kindergarten cut-off? Your center may offer this special program of extra prep time for kindergarten. Ask your center director for details.


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