Getting your children prepared for kindergarten can be an exciting and overwhelming experience. As parents, it’s important to ensure that your children are well-prepared for the transition into kindergarten. Little Newton childcare center has prepared these tips for getting your children ready for the big day! Our learning center daycares offer an innovative curriculum that helps set a strong foundation for your child’s academic success and fosters a love for learning. Here are some tips for getting your children ready for the big day!
Start Talking About School
The first step to getting your child excited about starting kindergarten is to talk about school! Discuss the expectations and the importance of school, but don’t forget to tell them how much fun they’ll have in a new classroom. This information will help them become familiar with the school environment and eliminate any nervousness or first-day jitters.
Visit Their School
If possible, letting your child have the opportunity to visit their school and meet their teacher before the first day will help them feel more comfortable in the new environment. Some schools will offer open houses before the first day to provide this opportunity.
Routines are a big part of starting kindergarten, and they can be a shock if your child hasn’t experienced them before. With all the new expectations that come with going to school, starting the routine a few weeks before school starts can help the child become familiar with it. Practice getting dressed, brushing teeth, packing a backpack, and eating breakfast in the morning.
Give your child the opportunity to practice tasks that will help them become more independent. They will need to learn this before going to kindergarten to thrive in the classroom setting. You can try simple things such as having them dress themselves, putting their lunchbox away, or helping with simple chores.
Practice Social Skills
Help your child practice social skills that will help them make friends in their new class. Learning to take turns, being nice to others, and problem-solving are all important social skills that will make your child’s kindergarten experience easier on them.
Enroll Your Children in an Early Childhood Education Center
If your child still has a few years before beginning kindergarten, enrolling them in an early childhood education center can be one of the best ways to get them prepared! Learning center daycares offer a very similar structure to kindergarten classrooms, and will help your child feel more confident in similar environments. At Little Newtons child care centers, we will focus on helping familiarize your children with routines, being independent, socializing with their peers, and other important skills that will help them succeed later in life.
By planning and taking the time to help your child feel prepared for kindergarten, you can ensure that they have a successful and enjoyable experience. Little Newtons provides an early learning curriculum that will set your child up for success in kindergarten and beyond! If you’re interested in enrolling your child in our full-time childcare center, please reach out to our team to learn more!