Preparing For Preschool
A large part of the time you spend preparing for preschool will need to be devoted to researching the options that are available and deciding which will be the best preschool program for your child. Finding the right preschool can take some time, depending on the number of different preschools in your area. You should begin by searching for nearby preschools. Once you know what is available, you should think about the type of preschool you would like your child to attend. You may want a preschool that focuses on academics, or one that allows children to play freely and be more creative. Now that you know what you are looking for, you can compare the programs that are available and choose the right one for your child. You should try to visit any preschools that you think might be right, with your child, in order to help make your decision.
Before you send your child to preschool, you should make sure that he or she is ready for this new experience. You should make sure that your child feel confident and is used to socializing with other children. Your child should be potty trained and able to feed themself. It is also a good idea to make sure that your child is used to being separated from you.
You should begin discussing preschool with your child about a month before they are due to start preschool. Reading books about going to school or discussing some of the activities that your child will be able to take part in are good ways of getting them used to the idea. You should also begin preparing your child for their new schedule, by ensuring that their sleep and eating patterns are adjusted so that they will fit in with the preschool timetable. It is a good idea to walk past the preschool with your child, about a week before they will start. You may be able to introduce your child to the teacher, or to some of the other children.