Early Childhood Frequently Asked Questions
Can your preschool child do these things?
All children develop at different rates. However, a young child may need some extra support if he or she is having trouble developing certain skills.
At 3 years of age, can your child:
- Talk in 3 word sentences?
- Be understood by family and familiar people?
- Answer simple questions?
- Engage in a two-step sequence of pretend play
- Run without falling?
- Copy a circle while drawing?
- Play with peers without being asked to leave?
At 4 years of age, can your child:
- Talk in 4 word sentences?
- Be understood by most people?
- Talk about things that have already happened?
- Engage in a three or four step sequence of pretend play?
- Ride a trike or big wheel?
- Use the toilet appropriately?
- Change from one activity to another without frequent emotional struggles?
At 5 years of age, can your child:
- Use complete sentences with 5 or more words?
- Pronounce most words correctly (except those with S, R, and TH)?
- Talk about things that will occur in the future?
- Engage in fairly elaborate pretend play?
- Copy a square?
- Share and take turns?
If I have concerns about my child's skills, whom do I contact about a possible assessment?
Please call our Special Education Secretary at 509-682-7744
Preschoolers transferring from another school district
If your child has already been made eligible for school district services in another district, please contact Charise Carpenter at 509-682-7744
Please leave her the following information:
- Your child’s name and birth date
- Your names, address, home phone number, and work phone number(s)
- The name, address, and phone number of your previous school district
- Days and times it is easiest to reach you by phone
- Someone from the district will then get in touch with you.