Welcome Letter to all Preschool Families for the School Year 2012/2013
The first day of preschool:
For the 5- and 3-day group, the first day of preschool will be on Wednesday, August 22th, the 2-day group will have their first day on Thursday, August 23th. The first day is an orientation day for new parents and children alike. Children may come with their parents and stay as long as they like to meet their teachers, find their cubby and explore all the different areas of the preschool. The regular daily preschool routine will start on the following day. If you or your child anticipates separation anxiety, please talk to your child’s teacher during the orientation afternoon on how you plan to address the separation. Some children are natural risk takers and come bounding into the classroom eager for new adventures. Others are more naturally cautious and require more time and reassurance to feel safe and at ease. No one style fits all and we will do our best to make the transition as smooth as possible. Make sure you don’t slip out when your child isn’t looking, as tempting as that may be. Children need to know when you are going and be able to say good bye. It is also helpful to keep your schedule flexible during the first week of school, in case your child needs a bit more time for the transition. Some children that have little experience separating from their parents for extended times, might also benefit from a shorter day at the beginning of the school year.
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