Self Help Skills

  • Can use the bathroom independently and complete accompanying hygiene tasks 
  • Able to dress self (puts on coat, fastens snaps, buttons and zippers
  • States full name and age
  • Can blow nose without help and sneeze/cough into elbow.

Social/Emotional Skills

  • Separates from caregivers without excessive upset
  • Plays/shares with other children
  • Waits his turn
  • Attends to an adult-directed task for at least 5 minutes
  • Recognizes and responds to other people’s feelings

Language Skills (Expressive and Receptive)

  • Expresses needs and wants verbally
  • Speaks in complete sentences (5 to 6 words)
  • Is generally understood by adults
  • Uses words, not physical action, to express emotions such as anger or disappointment
  • Understands and follows two-step directions
  • Understands positional vocabulary (i.e. on top of, below, next to)

Fine Motor Skills

  • Able to control scissors to complete an intentional task
  • Traces lines and basic shapes
  • Copies basic figures such as a circle, square and a straight line


Gross Motor Skills

  • Runs and skips
  • Jumps with feet together and hops while balancing on one foot.
  • Climbs stairs with alternating feet
  • Walks backwards
  • Bounces a kickball
  • Attempts a two-handed catch of a kickball

Math Skills

  • Counts from 1 to 10
  • Recognizes/points to/identifies basic shapes (square, circle, triangle, rectangle)
  • Beginning to count with one-to-one correspondence
  • Can sort items by one or more attributes
  • Identifies, either verbally or by pointing to colours.

Literacy/Phonemic Awareness Skills

  • Enjoys being read to/listening to stories
  • Recognizes environmental print (familiar logos, signs and words)
  • Knows how to handle a book (i.e. holds book right side up, knows where it starts and ends)
  • Recognizes own name in print
  • Tries to write own name or other ideas by using symbols or letters
  • Can draw a picture to express an idea