Preschool Skills Checklist for Early Access

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Preschool Skills Checklist for Early Access
To be completed by child’s preschool teacher or an adult who is not child’s parent/guardian
_________________________ is being considered for Early Access to preschool. Early Access is
designed for highly advanced gifted 4 and 5-year-olds who require comprehensive academic acceleration.
You input will be utilized by the portfolio screening team to be used in the determination process.
Student name: _________________________________________________________________________
Teacher or adult completing form: _________________________________________________________
Phone number: ________________________________________________________________________
Email address: ________________________________________________________________________
A. Advanced Learning Characteristics
Demonstrates a large storehouse of information about a specific topic
Has the ability to deal with abstractions
Has the ability to state and define goals and priorities of others, even
when they are not the same as his/her own
Has the ability to transfer learning from one situation to another
Has an adventurous spirit; willing to take risks
Has a tendency to see humor in situations that may not appear to be
humorous to others
Has the ability to concentrate intently on a topic for a long period of
time
Demonstrates behavior that requires little directions from teachers
Uses verbal behavior characterized by richness of expression,
elaboration and fluency
B. Language/Literacy Skills
Can recognize, write and identify letters (in or out of order) in first
name and last name
Understands rhyming words and sounds
Demonstrates strong letter/sound recognition
Can retell a story, poem or finger play
Uses descriptive language
Writes or scribbles words
Reads books
C. Math/Numeracy Skills
Can count 15-20 objects
Has the ability to estimate using number sense
Can duplicate and describe simple patterns
Creates own repeating patterns
Understands spatial relationships
Shows understanding of time, including past, present and future
D. Fine and Gross Motor Skills
Holds pencil correctly
Uses scissors correctly
Puts puzzles (10 or more pieces) together
Runs, jumps, climbs
Rides a tricycle
Bounces a ball
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E. Self Help Skills
Uses bathroom independently
Dresses self (buttons, zippers, snaps); can put on coat
Ties shoes
Knows his/her address and telephone number
Makes an effort to solve problems before seeking help from others
Stays with an activity through completion
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F. Social Skills
Waits his/her turn; shares
Follows classroom and house rules
Plays with other children
Follows directions from adults
Expresses feelings and needs (feeling vocabulary of 10+ words)
Asks questions about things around him/her
Can define what a problem is and can generate 2-3 possible solutions
Separates easily and appropriately from parents/guardians
Responds appropriately to the feelings, needs and opinions of others
Shows self-motivation and persistence
Understands that actions have both causes and effects
Teacher or Adult Signature: _____________________________________
Date _____/_____/____
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