Starting preschool can be very scary for preschool children and parents. What can you do to better prepare?
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 [...]
10 Questions to Ask (From a Preschool Teacher) The new school year is almost upon us – I’m sure many parents have been busily beavering away for months, trying to find a Preschool that will best suit their child’s needs and support their integration into a long, and hopefully successful, schooling journey. What questions should [...]