Four Year Olds

By the time your child leaves the 4-year-old classroom, he/she should be able to:

  • Separate from parents easily without crying
  • Follow and cut on a line with scissors
  • Draw a person with a head, body, arms, and legs
  • Stand on one foot, and hop on one foot
  • Walk backwards without falling down
  • Know the 8 basic colors
  • Use sentences of at least 5 words
  • Make up imaginary stories and tell them to others
  • Follow a sequence of three simple instructions
  • Recognize and name all of the coins
  • Count objects at least up to 10
  • Recognize all of the basic shapes, including circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval and diamond
  • Be competitive
  • Get dressed and undressed by him/herself, including tying or buckling his/her shoes
  • Clean up his/ her space and put things in their proper places
  • Go to the bathroom by him/herself and clean him/herself, including washing hands
  • Play well with others, including sharing and taking turns