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Virginia's Prekindergarten Standards

  • VA.1. Strand / Topic: History

    Similarities and Differences: The child will identify ways in which people are alike and different.

    • 1.a. Standard / Strand:

      Recognize ways in which people are alike and different

    • 1.b. Standard / Strand:

      Describe his/her own unique characteristics and those of others

    • 1.c. Standard / Strand:

      Make the connection that he/she is both a member of a family and a member of a classroom community

    • 1.d. Standard / Strand:

      Engage in pretend play to understand self and others

    • 1.e. Standard / Strand:

      Participate in activities and traditions associated with different cultural heritages

  • VA.2. Strand / Topic: History

    Change Over Time: The child will develop an awareness of change over time.

    • 2.a. Standard / Strand:

      Describe ways children have changed since they were babies

    • 2.b. Standard / Strand:

      Express the difference between past and present using words such as before, after, now, and then

    • 2.c. Standard / Strand:

      Order/sequence events and objects

    • 2.d. Standard / Strand:

      Ask questions about artifacts from everyday life in the past

    • 2.e. Standard / Strand:

      Recount episodes from stories about the past

    • 2.f. Standard / Strand:

      Take on a role from a specific time, use symbols and props, and act out a story/narrative

    • 2.g. Standard / Strand:

      Describe past times based on stories, pictures, visits, songs and music

  • VA.3. Strand / Topic: Geography

    Location: The child will develop an increased awareness of the physical relationship between and among people and places.

    • 3.a. Standard / Strand:

      Identify and describe prominent features of the classroom, school, neighborhood and community

    • 3.b. Standard / Strand:

      Engage in play where one item represents another - miniature vehicles, people, blocks

    • 3.c. Standard / Strand:

      Make and walk on paths between objects - ex., from the door to the window

    • 3.d. Standard / Strand:

      Represent objects in the order in which they occur in the environment

    • 3.e. Standard / Strand:

      Experience seeing things from different elevations

  • VA.4. Strand / Topic: Geography

    Descriptive Words: The child will use words to indicate relative location of objects and people including direction words, comparison words, and attribute words.

    • 4.a. Standard / Strand:

      Use words to indicate relative location

    • 4.b. Standard / Strand:

      Use words to describe features of locations in the environment and manmade structures found in stories and seen in everyday experiences

    • 4.c. Standard / Strand:

      Develop control in using direction words - on, under, over, behind, near, far, above, below, toward, and away - one direction at a time

    • 4.d. Standard / Strand:

      Develop control in using comparison words - closer, farther away, taller, shorter, higher, lower, alike, different, inside, and outside

    • 4.e. Standard / Strand:

      Develop fluency using attribute words -hard, soft, rough, smooth

    • 4.f. Standard / Strand:

      Use labels and symbols for what the child has seen

  • VA.5. Strand / Topic: Economics

    World of Work: The child will develop an increased awareness of the kinds of work people do and the variety of tools people use in their jobs.

    • 5.a. Standard / Strand:

      Identify pictures of work and name the jobs people do

    • 5.b. Standard / Strand:

      Describe what people do in their community job

    • 5.c. Standard / Strand:

      Match tools to jobs

    • 5.d. Standard / Strand:

      Match job sites to work done

    • 5.e. Standard / Strand:

      Role-play the job of workers

  • VA.6. Strand / Topic: Economics

    Making Choices: The child will identify that people have wants and make choices.

    • 6.a. Standard / Strand:

      Identify choices

    • 6.b. Standard / Strand:

      Recognize that everyone has wants

    • 6.c. Standard / Strand:

      Choose daily tasks

    • 6.d. Standard / Strand:

      Role-play purchasing situations where choices are made

  • VA.7. Strand / Topic: Civics

    Citizenship: The child will participate as a member/citizen of a classroom community.

    • 7.a. Standard / Strand:

      Cooperate with others in a joint activity

    • 7.b. Standard / Strand:

      Recognize the need for rules to help get along with others

    • 7.c. Standard / Strand:

      Participate in creating rules for the classroom

    • 7.d. Standard / Strand:

      State personal plans for learning center activities

    • 7.e. Standard / Strand:

      Participate in discussing and generating solutions to a class problem

    • 7.f. Standard / Strand:

      Share thoughts and opinions in group settings

    • 7.g. Standard / Strand:

      Demonstrate responsible behaviors in caring for classroom materials

    • 7.h. Standard / Strand:

      Identify the needs of other people by helping them

 
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