Starting preschool can be very scary for preschool children and parents. What can you do to better prepare?
What is the average preschool age? In the United States, most parents send their children to Preschool at age 4 or 5 (some children commence preschool at 3 years old, but would turn 4 during that year). Preschool is a form of early childhood education, known in most countries outside the US as Kindergarten (In [...]
Separation anxiety is a reaction to the massive change that a child can experience leaving the consistency, comfort and safety of being with their parents. This can happen when children start preschool, as they are entering a new environment with unfamiliar people, routines and not knowing what is going to be expected of them. There [...]
One of the things I am often asked is how to involve parents in their child’s learning. Now, as we all know, having parents in your classroom more than occasionally can be a distraction for the children. However, it’s a huge benefit to have parents involved - so it can be a fine line sometimes. [...]
One of the biggest challenges we all face… and my strategies to cope. I’m talking about a problem that every preschool teacher has experienced countless times, and which is always difficult for us; how to settle an upset child at the beginning of the year. There is no perfect formula to making every child feel [...]
7 Ways to Feel Confident Leaving Your Child at Preschool for the First Time The beginning of the preschool year is quickly coming upon us, which means that everywhere, parents just like you are starting to feel butterflies about leaving their little one at preschool for the first time. This is completely understandable and expected [...]