Adjusting to Preschool
Each child reacts differently to separation; and frequency, intensity, and duration of distress will vary. Separation anxieties for both parents and children can be affected by a new environment and changes in routine.
The first day you bring your child, please expect some apprehension and allow a little extra time to help him or her feel comfortable. Establishing a routine leading to your departure is important, either by helping your child settle in with an activity or by allowing extra time for one more hug. For your child's first day, we recommend that, if at all possible, he or she be picked up well before closing time.
Should your child resist coming to preschool after the first few days or weeks, please let us know so that we may work a partnership with you to facilitate the transition.