Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten is such an exciting milestone in your child’s life!  Some people question whether their child is ready to start kindergarten and should they attend full or part time.  Here are some guidelines to help you determine if your child is ready to start Kindergarten at Cornerstone Academy.

Children should be able to:
Language Arts

  • Spell and Write their name
  • Copy a simple sentence
  • Rhyme
  • Speak and recognize most of the letters of the alphabet
  • Write most of their letters
  • Know the difference in upper and lower case letters

 

Math

  • Count to 50
  • Recognize and write numbers 0-30
  • Put numbers in order 0-20
  • Identify shapes (circle, triangle, square, rectangle)
  • Recognize a penny, nickel, and dime
  • Complete and create a pattern
  • Identify longest and shortest

Learning Readiness

  • LISTENING – Follow three step directions
  • TEACHABLE – Take instruction and redirection well
  • ATTENTIVENESS – Focus on and complete a simple project
  • DILIGENCE – Work through difficult tasks and ask for help
  • Understand it is ok to make mistakes and learn from them

Social Readiness

  • Feels confident to attend class independently
  • Asks for help
  • Attempts new tasks knowing it is okay to make mistakes
  • Tries to regulate emotions properly
  • Articulates feelings in words with adults and peers

*Child must be 5 years old by the beginning of the school year. Assessment is available for early entrance.