Prior to entering kindergarten, each child will undergo a typical screening that helps teachers get to know the child and understand the different ability levels that they need to accommodate in the classroom. Generally, screenings involve short activities in the following areas:
Kindergarten screenings take place during the last week of the school year. Parents/guardians sign up for a screening time slot when they register their child for kindergarten in the spring.
- Motor Skills - Gross motor skills include hopping and walking toe-to-toe. Fine motor skills include copying shapes, letters and writing
- Language Skills - Items include answering simple personal questions (full name, age and address)
- Concepts - Items include pointing to named body parts, naming or identifying colors and counting items