Make the Big Day a Happy One
School will be an exciting experience, but it is difficult to be away from home and may be a little scary for your child. Here are some ways that you can make the first day a happy one:
• Talk openly about your child’s feelings so that you can help them with any questions or concerns they may have.
• In the weeks leading up to the first day of school, practice walking to your child’s school or to the bus stop so the routine will become familiar to your child.
• A few days before school starts, begin getting your child and yourself used to the bedtime and morning schedule that will be in place during the school year.
• Sometimes it is difficult for parents to see their child go off to Kindergarten; make sure your child does not sense your apprehension; be positive and excited about this new experience.
Kindergarten is a wonderful experience and your child’s first leg on their journey of learning. The Board and our staff is committed to ensuring that this is a great start to school.