As summer transitions to Fall and vacation season comes to a close, parents often begin considering preschool placement for their little ones. This can be a major transition for young children, especially if they’ve spent most of their days at home. These tips will help ease the transition into a new preschool routine.
If your child has been going to bed a little later during the summer or your stay at home schedule has lended itself to morning sleep-ins, make sure you reset bedtime routines a couple of weeks before your child starts preschool. It will help your child prepare for any preschool schedule with an early start and make it easier for them to wake up in the morning. Once your child adjusts to early mornings, the morning rush gets easier!
Do a Practice Run
Suddenly starting preschool might seem like a shock to your little one. That’s why it’s a good idea to do a practice run a few days before the first day. For example, you could wake up together, have breakfast, and leave at the usual time for your child’s preschool building. By practicing the routine first, your child will gain a sense of security from the familiarity of the process.
Take your child shopping a few weeks or days before their first day and choose items they’ll need. That might include supplies like colored pens and notebooks for older preschool children. This will help to build excitement about the start of school and help them to feel involved in the process.
Talk About Your New Routine
As preschool draws closer, talk to your child about their routine and what will happen every time they go to preschool. Explain that they’re getting older and soon it will be time for them to go to school and meet their teachers and make new preschool friends. You might want to mark the first day of preschool in a calendar and count down the days together.
Ensure the Preschool is a Good Fit
As your child begins preschool, evaluate whether it provides learning value and friendship prospects. Your child’s preschool curriculum will also help you decide whether that preschool provides value to your little one. Subjects or skills and lessons taught depend on the type of preschool your child attends. A language immersion preschool, for example, might have a curriculum that includes methods for teaching learners a second language, such as vocabulary retention, body language, visual aids, and interaction with native speakers.
Consider KSS Immersion Preschools
Prepare for preschool by resetting bedtime routines, doing a practice run, going shopping, and talking about the preschool routine. Also, it’s never too late to change your existing arrangements. KSS Preschools accepts applications for new preschoolers throughout the year when space is available. This Spanish language immersion preschool blends play-based and academically-focused methods in its core program, helping children aged 2-6 in the San Francisco Bay Area embrace people, cultural diversity, and the world at large. Plus as a year long preschool, you and your child only have to make the adjustment to a school routine one time. The consistency of a year long program offers endless benefits. Contact us to learn more.