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Skill Checklist for Children
3.6 - 4.0 years
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The following developmental skill checklist is intended to be used by teachers as a guide and is not intended to be  a substitution for standardized screenings.
This skill checklist can help teachers:
  • Identify preschool children's strengths and weaknesses.
  • Record children's developmental progress.
  • Individualize activities and lesson plans.
  • Create a child profile.

Preschool Skill Checklist
Children Ages 3.6 - 4.0 Years

Child's Name:_________________


Date Completed:_______________

Name of Person Completing Completing Checklist:______________________________________________

Directions:  For each item, place a check in the appropriate column



Follows two step unrelated directions.  (Put the toy up and get a book.)
2. Identifies at least 3 objects from broad range of categories (i.e. animals, food).      
3. Identifies objects by the sounds they make  (door shut, coin drop, water running).      
4. Articulates clearly, speech intelligible 80% of the time.      
5. Asks simple questions.      
6. Comments on story when being read to --describes action, asks questions.      
7. Spontaneously uses sentences of 3-5 words.      
8. Tells first and last name upon request.      
9. Knows siblings and friends names.      
10. Knows words to short song or rhyme.      
Cognitive Skills:


Points to 3 shapes--circle, square, triangle.
2. Points to primary colors--red, blue, yellow, green      
3. Counts by rote to 10.      
4. Demonstrates concept of one and one more.      
5. Demonstrates concept of more or less.      
6. Completes simple form board.      
7. Looks at books, turning one page at a time, talking about story / picture.      
8. Imitates simple block design produced by teacher  (3 part bridges, 5 color train).      
9. Engages in symbolic play  (chair used as car, can used as hat).      
10. Participates during large group activities (circle, art project, lunch).      
Social / Emotional:


Gives name of friend.
2. Follows rules without being reminded.      
3. Takes turns with peers with adult supervision.      
4. Meets unfamiliar adults comfortably.      
5. Is helpful to adults and peers.      
6. Plays cooperatively with peers with adult help.      
7. Can express feelings verbally--say when happy, sad, afraid, angry.      
8. Is a friendly, happy child.      
9. Shows affection toward others, sympathy if someone is hurt.      
10. Seeks help when experiencing difficulty, when sad, hungry.      
Self-Help Skills:


Uses spoon and fork to eat.
2. Uses napkin to wipe mouth spontaneously.      
3. Undresses self independently.      
4. Indicated need to use the toilet.      
5. Toilets independently.      
6. Uses tissue to wipe nose.      
7. Operates large buttons and zippers on own clothing.      
8. Pours from a small pitcher into a cup.      
9. Washes hands with soap and dries hands.      
10. Puts on own coat.      
Fine and Gross Motor skills:


Stands on right foot for 4 seconds.
2. Walks downstairs alternating feet.    
3. Stands on left foot for 4 seconds.      
4. Stacks 10 or more one inch blocks.      
5. Copies horizontal and vertical lines.      
6. Draws a circle.      
7. Copies a cross.      
8. Hops 5 feet.      
9. Walks on tiptoe.      
10. Throws ball forward.      
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