Printable Preschool Progress Reports

Stacy Zeiger

It is never too early to track a child's progress. When your child reaches preschool age there are a wealth of skills to master to ensure that she is prepared for kindergarten and on the track to success. Printable preschool progress reports help you pay attention to those skills by documenting that your child has met them.

Using Preschool Progress Reports

You may choose to use printable progress reports in multiple ways. Certain progress reports contain a single checklist where you write the date when the skill was mastered and any relevant notes. Print this type of progress report to continually monitor your child's progress. You may choose to fill out the progress report twice during the year to see how your child has developed. This can help ensure a child has met the necessary skills when it's time for their preschool report card.

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Other progress reports allow you to monitor the progress quarterly by checking off the progress toward specific skills each quarter and provide any necessary notes. This type of progress report helps you more easily monitor a child's growth and development throughout the school year.

Preschool Skills

The following skills have been adapted from the World Book Typical Course of Study for Preschoolers and America's Angels' Preschool Skills to represent the basic skills that should be included on any preschool progress report. Knowing these can help parents and teachers create their own preschool report card templates:

Communication Skills

  • Speaks clearly
  • Responds to direct questions
  • Follows routines
  • Understands opposites

Social/Emotional Skills

  • Knows first and last name
  • Knows age
  • Follows directions
  • Shares well with others
  • Listens well

Early Reading/Writing Skills

  • Knows how to say ABCs
  • Recognizes ABCs
  • Can print first name
  • Can print last name

Motor Skills

  • Can hold and use a pencil
  • Can hold and use a crayon
  • Can hold and use scissors
  • Can hold and use a glue stick
  • Can hold and use a paint brush
  • Can bounce a ball
  • Can kick a ball
  • Can jump up and down
  • Can throw a ball
  • Can swing without help
  • Can skip
  • Can button shirt
  • Can tie shoes

Colors and Shapes

  • Knows primary colors
  • Knows shapes
  • Understands differences (i.e. big and small)


  • Recognizes numbers one through ten
  • Understands empty and full
  • Understands more and less

Involving Your Preschooler

While the purpose of the progress reports is to show you whether your preschooler is able to perform necessary skills, you can also share the reports with your child. Even preschoolers can set small goals and work toward them. Tell your child what skills you are working on and show him what skills he has already learned. Sharing a progress report with your preschooler will give him a chance to revel in his success and give him something to work toward.

Printable Preschool Progress Reports