THE FIRST FEW WEEKS...
Preschool will provide an
orientation process for new children and their families. Children may show varying degrees of separation anxiety, which will subside
as your child becomes familiar with the environment.
Some helpful hints:
- It is best to make your goodbyes quick. Hesitating and not leaving
after you have said goodbye only prolongs your child's anxiety and
confuses them. Most children who have trouble separating soon settle and
shortly turn their attention to an activity.
- Try to establish a routine when leaving. For example, a cuddle and
giving them to a staff member, reassuring them that you will return in
- Try to talk about the Preschool at home and mention names of
other children. Talk about the fun and enjoyable things they able to do
when they arrive.
Help Educators to understand your child's needs.
For example, what activities they enjoy the most, successful ways of
helping them rest, etc.