For a child, going to a new school with unfamiliar faces can cause anxiety. This could cause the parent to have mixed emotions as well and lead you to believe your child may not be ready for a preschool environment. Ease your fears and your child’s fears by visiting the new school, meeting your child’s new teachers, and speak with your child often about their new school. The more familiar your child is with their new surroundings, the fewer problems you and your little one may encounter.
Parents should also familiarize themselves with the school/classroom. Get to know your child’s teacher, learn some of the class routines and activities. Maybe you could incorporate some of these rituals into your home life to familiarize your child with school routines? Though it may be hard taking your child to school for the first couple of weeks, the benefits of a preschool setting are undeniable. Here your child will learn to interact with their peers, learn to share, take turns, and how to follow rules. In a preschool classroom is where your child will prepare for Kindergarten and beyond.