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Pre-Kindergarten Goals

Goals for the Pre-Kindergarten Class

Social Skills 

Children will further develop their ability to interact with their teachers and peers through:

  • Participation in group activities
  • Adjusting to classroom routines and following directions
  • Developing independence, self-confidence, and self-efficacy
  • Learning to play well and empathizing with others
  • Developing conflict resolution skills
  • Understanding appropriate behavior and social cues

Cognitive and Language Skills 

Children will enhance their listening and speaking skills as well as pre-reading and writing abilities including:

  • Conversing, group discussions, and literacy
  • Enhancing vocabulary to include sight words and improving sentence structure
  • Sharing ideas and asking inquisitive questions
  • Predicting and re-telling story sequences
  • Phonics skills, including letter and sound recognition
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Developing early writing skills using letters and letter-like symbols

Mathematical Skills

Children will learn age-appropriate mathematical and problem-solving skills including:

  • Counting and quantifying
  • Basic understanding of addition and subtraction
  • Recognizing, sequencing, and creating patterns
  • Sorting and ordering geometric shapes and objects
  • Understanding and implementing positional words
  • Measurement and comparison
  • Comprehending the concepts of time including seasons, months, and days of the year

Scientific Thinking 

Children are encouraged to learn about their environment through observation, asking questions, and drawing conclusions through activities such as:

  • Observing life-cycles
  • Planting and gardening
  • Caring for and maintaining animals and aquatic life
  • Experimentation with various materials
  • Predicting and recording information using drawing, maps, and charts

Judaic Studies 

A positive Jewish identity and familiarity with Jewish celebrations and traditions will be cultivated through:

  • Celebrating and learning about Shabbat and Jewish holidays
  • Reciting Jewish prayers
  • Familiarization with Biblical stories, Biblical characters, and ritual objects
  • Learning the meaning of tzedakah (charity), derech eretz (how to treat others), and other mitzvot
  • Developing their Hebrew vocabularies and learning the Hebrew alphabet


Children will gain appreciation for the arts through:

  • Using art to express their imagination and creativity
  • Incorporating music into their classroom routines
  • Experimenting with various art materials
  • Exploring sensory and gross motor activities

Physical Skills 

Children will develop fine and gross motor skills through age-appropriate activities and play such as:

  • Water and dramatic play
  • Dancing to music
  • Gym activities and games with assorted sports equipment
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