PK and JK Checklist for Success

Thank you for your interest in the preschool programs (PK and JK) at Northpoint Christian School.  We offer a full day program that blends academics and play; therefore, school readiness is important for your child’s success.  Our desire is to grow our students in every area of their lives- spiritually, socially, emotionally, and academically.  Students will experience learning in both a whole group setting and small group setting.  Below you will find a checklist of readiness skills that are necessary for your child to have a successful experience in our program.

  • Follow one or more verbal directions (“stop at the door,” “put this in your cubby,” etc.)
  • Fully potty trained (no pull ups; can clean themselves properly)
  • Stay with the class without running or wandering away
  • Play with others without harming them (throwing; hitting; biting)
  • Sit in a chair for snack time and lunch time
  • Use the restroom when asked to go
  • Communicate using 4 or more words in a sentence
  • Sit in circle for a minimum of 5 minutes
  • Participate in activity in whole group time without getting up
  • Help pick up toys
  • Remain fully dressed during the school day (clothes, shoes)
  • Respect authority by obeying and not running away from or shouting “No”
  • Transition from one place to another willingly
  • Able to rest quietly at naptime, even if not asleep