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July 29, 2014

Assessment Support for Preschool and Pre-K Teachers

This post is intended to provide support for teachers who are assessing children’s growth related to the following commonly held developmental objectives for children ages 3-5. Click on each objective to find related indicators and suggested strategies to promote growth:

  1. Establishes and sustains positive relationships.
  2. Demonstrates knowledge about self.
  3. Regulates own feelings and behaviors.
  4. Participates cooperatively and constructively in group situations.
  5. Demonstrates positive approaches to learning.
  6. Demonstrates personal care skills.
  7. Demonstrates gross motor skills.
  8. Demonstrates fine motor skills.
  9. Explores the visual arts.
  10. Explores musical concepts and expression.
  11. Uses number concepts and operations.
  12. Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes.
  13. Compares and measures.
  14. Additional baseline math data (rote counting, number concepts, color recognition)
  15. Listens to and understands increasingly complex language.
  16. Demonstrates knowledge of print.
  17. Comprehends and responds to books and other texts.
  18. Demonstrates phonological awareness.
  19. Uses language to express thoughts and needs.
  20. Demonstrates emergent writing skills.
  21. Uses scientific inquiry skills.
  22. Additional baseline data (syntax and fluency, personal oral responses, name recognition)


If you are looking for resources to share with families, use the following age-specific links. Note that these activities are easily adaptable for classroom use too!

For children 36-42 months:

For children 42 – 48 months:

For children 48 – 54 months:

For children 54 – 60 months: