What academic skills should my child have before kindergarten? 

In order to show kindergarten readiness, your child should be able to:

  • recognize and name basic shapes: square, circle, triangle, and rectangle
  • recognize and name numbers 1-10, even when they are out of order
  • count to 20
  • count 10 objects, pointing to each one as she counts
  • say or sing the alphabet
  • recognize the letters of the alphabet, both uppercase and lowercase (even out of order)
  • identify colors in an 8-ct crayon pack
  • recognizes own name
  • write their first name
  • sort items by size, color, or shape
  • hold a book and turn pages
  • tell if two words rhyme
  • identify some letter sounds
  • say their parents’ full names and phone numbers (at least one)

At Precious Memories Preschool of Sandy Hollow PreSchool of Sandy Hollow, we offer a special place for children to not only grow and develop along the way, but a place for them to CELEBRATE each and every step. If you are interested in enrolling your child in our program please fill out the form on this page or call us at 860.572.9958