Diane Tunis, a Head Start teacher at Arcola Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland, Rhonda Kleiner, a Kindergarten teacher at The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Maryland and Fredda Band Loewenstein, Associate Director of the Early Childhood Centers at Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles, California offer tips for children entering preschool for the first time. These tips will help your child make a smooth transition into preschool, but bear in mind, that these things take time.
This article originally appeared in the NAEYC website (National Association of Education for Young Children). Here’s an excerpt.
“Is your child entering a preschool program for the first time? Use these tips to help both you and your child make a smooth transition.
1.Visit your local library during a read-aloud time so your child gets used to hearing someone other than mom, dad, or grandpa read a book aloud in a group setting.
2. Establish a routine of “early to bed” and “school wake-up time” several weeks before school begins so your child has time to adjust to the new schedule.
3. Find out about the toileting procedures at the new school or center so you can review the situation with your child and make sure she is comfortable.”
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