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Little Saints Christian School
12701 Highland Rd
Hartland, 48353

Phone: (810) 746-0238


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During the course of the preschool year all children will experience the following key developmental skills in a variety of ways and they will be presented differently for each age group. These elements are the basis for evaluations given to families. 

Skill and Habit Development Plan

• Share with classmates
• Use good manners (please, thank you, greetings, and not interrupting others)
• Progress in developing and keeping friendships
• Self-directed during play and activity centers
• Respect and care for the classroom environment
• Understands and is interested in others feelings
• Follow classroom rules and participates as a group member
• Have a positive relationship with peers and teachers
• Adjust to changes in routine

Emotional (self-help)
• Dress for outdoor play
• Can go to the bathroom independently
• Talk about ways to prevent spreading germs and basic hand-washing skills
• Can clean up after self and be responsible for personal items
• Grow in their understanding of the importance of eating nutritiously
• Develops positive self image
• Learn common safety procedures for at school and home
• Grow ability to follow simple and consistent directions
• Express positive and regulate negative emotions

Physical – Large and Small Motor
• Gain control over their bodies
• Begin to learn the names of body parts and their locations
• Move freely and safely
• Improve balance (on one foot and walking on balance beam with help)
• Continue to develop individual strength, flexibility, and stamina
• Develop and increase finger control, eye/hand coordination and strength
• Trace
• Cut a straight line
• Develop greater control over the physical skills needed to write
• Be able to build stable towers of blocks (8-10 blocks)

Intellectual Development

• Organize and gain information with simple to complex concepts
• Independently begin and complete an activity
• Practice problem solving skills
• Increase their abilities to observe, question, and predict
• Understand the difference between real and pretend
• Compare similarities and differences

• Can match, sort, and identify likenesses and differences
• Can place objects or events in order
• Recognize that groups can be classified or sequenced different ways
• Understand colors, shapes, and sizes in their environment
• Understand that numbers have meaning (ex. 1 to 1 correspondence)
• Knowledge of numbers and counting (master 1 to 10, exposure to 20)
• Awareness of concept of measuring and weighing
• Awareness of the concepts of time and temperature

• Understand verbal and nonverbal cues
• Understand position words (ex. above, below, next to, etc.)
• Listen attentively and respond appropriately
• Increase vocabulary usage
• Express wants and needs clearly and appropriately
• Remember and recite simple songs and finger plays
• Use rhyming words
• Express feelings verbally
• Understand that people communicate in different languages
• Show increased comfort and confidence when speaking
• Dictate stories to adults that relate to their own drawing
• Recall story details and can predict outcomes
• Enjoy hearing and telling stories in small and large group settings
• Know that books are written/read “left to right” and that words and pictures have meaning
• Learn the roles of authors and illustrators
• Learn letters and associated sounds
• Begin to write familiar words and/or letter formation skills

• Learn to collect, categorize, discuss, and record information
• Expand observational skills and begin to participate in simple investigations
• Discuss characteristics of the weather, seasons, the earth, and living organisms

• Play pretend enthusiastically
• Explore music using dance and movement and using various instruments
• Enjoy rhythm and music
• Express their own ideas when drawing, painting, molding, and building
• Increase awareness and use of artistic elements
• Show eagerness and satisfaction with their creative work
• Can talk about their creations with peers and adults

Social Studies
• Begin to know important and emergency information about themselves
• Begin to understand and respect different cultural groups and family structures
• Use words to discuss current events
• Begin to understand consequences of following and breaking rules
• Discuss workers and the services they offer in the community
• Begin to understand that people pay for things with a representation of money
• Participate in improving the environment with recycling and conservation
Developmental Guidelines

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