Preparing a child for preschool in Fremont, CA isn’t always easy.
Preschool is often a child’s first experience away from their mom and their home for a long period of time, and it can be quite a big adjustment. At Palm Academy, we want to help make your child’s transition to preschool as smooth and as easy as possible. Here are a few tips from our child care experts to prepare your child for preschool:
#1. Tour the facility and meet the teacher.
There is nothing scarier than the unknown, so make preschool a little more familiar by touring the facility and meeting the teacher with your child. Make it a point to show your child the fun parts of preschool, like the playground, arts and crafts, etc.
#2. Arrange some play dates before school starts.
Ask the teacher for a list of students and their parents in your child’s class, and then send an email to the parents, asking if anyone would like to arrange playdates before school starts. This will give your child a chance to make new friends and ease some of the first day butterflies.
#3. Let your child pick out their lunchbox and backpack.
With so many fun characters, colors and styles available, your child is sure to find a lunchbox and a backpack that will get them excited about their first day of school!
#4. Read your child books about going to preschool.
Reading your child books about preschool is a fun, easy way to ease their fears and get them prepared for what’s to come. A few good preschool books include What to Expect at Preschool by Heidi Murkoff, Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney, I love You All Day Long by Francesca Rusackas and Maisy Goes to Preschool by Lucy Cousins.
Do you still need to enroll your child in preschool? Contact us today to get started!