Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Welcome to P4J!

Welcome to P4J at Cargill Christian Preschool and Daycare!  I am getting so excited to meet all of my new friends for the 2012-13 school year.  I've been busy getting our room ready and with just a little bit more work, it will be set for Wednesday!

Is your child getting excited to start school?  Here are some tips for easing anxiety on the first day:

     *Verbally walk your child through his day.  If your child knows what to expect, there will be less anxiety.
     *Get a good night's sleep and eat a healthy breakfast!  A hungry, tired preschooler is a force to be    reckoned with :)
     *Keep your good-bye short.  I know this is hard, but in the end, it is much easier and less traumatic for the child if the parent doesn't show too much emotion at drop-off or linger too long.  Parents are always welcome in the classroom, but it makes for a much quicker adjustment period if visits/drop-offs are kept to a minimum during the first few weeks :)
     *Encourage independence.  Let your child try to take off his or her own jacket, and hang up her own backpack.  This builds confidence and self-esteem.

I hope you all have an enjoyable Labor Day weekend, and I will see you bright and early Wednesday morning!

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