We're just a little over two weeks from starting our school year (September 14th), so now is a great time to think about how to get our kiddos ready for their first day.
Talk about preschool!
Your child is probably already excited about the possibility of going to school. Get them ready to go by talking to them about what they can expect, who their teacher will be, all the new friends they will make, and how excited you are for them.
Reading a story about preschool is another fun way to prepare them. Check out these books about school.
Get a Sneak Peek at Preschool
Let your kiddo have a chance to ease into their new environment. We setup activities leading up to the school year to give you and your child a chance to acclimate to the preschool environment. Hopefully you attended your picnic this week, you and your child can also come to the Open House on September 11th to see their teacher again and explore the classrooms.
Start your preschool day rituals early
If you're like me, your schedule has become shifted over the summer and bedtimes have gotten a little later than usual. Now is the time to start making those shifts so early mornings aren't a shock to their little systems.
Every child and every family is different. Your child may react to their first day exactly as you expect, or they might surprise you. When my oldest started with Teacher Geralynn like she was a pro. My youngest who has pretty much grown up at Cedar Cross . . .not so much . . . Your child might cry, you might cry, whatever happens it's all okay! Your teachers, and the other parents in your class will be great resources and support for you as your family makes the transition, so reach out to them.
I'm excited for our first day, I hope you are too!!
See you around school -
Cedar Cross Coop Preschool