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3 Tips for Preparing Your Child for Preschool March 26, 2020

Cortlandt, Westchester
3 Tips for Preparing Your Child for Preschool, Cortlandt, New York

The start of preschool is a milestone in your child’s development. During this period, they’ll learn new skills, make friends, and gain confidence in themselves. However, this transition can sometimes be stressful for both parents and their children. Here’s how to help your child adjust to preschool and start their formal education on the right foot. 

How to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

1. Visit the School

Before preschool begins, take your child to visit the classroom and meet their teacher, if possible. Talk with them about what they can expect, such as some activities they might engage in or skills they may learn in class. By giving them a tour, they’ll become more comfortable with the idea of going to school. 

2. Read Books

preschoolChildren’s books are a wonderful resource to help your child get used to the idea of going to preschool, what to expect, and feelings they may have about the transition. Select a few titles and read to your child starting in the summer before school begins. You can use this opportunity to spend quality time with your little one and open a dialogue about how they feel about attending preschool.

3. Listen to Them

As the starting date for school approaches, your child may express concerns, fear, or doubt about preschool. Instead of reassuring them immediately, take a moment to let them verbalize their emotions and thoughts, and listen to what they say. Let them know that it’s okay to feel the way that they do because new experiences are sometimes scary. As you listen and reassure them, the two of you can come up with helpful ways to make the transition easier. 


If you’re searching for a preschool program for your young child, consider A Rising Star Children’s Center in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. For over 40 years, this learning center has become one of the most trusted facilities for preschool and after school care in the area. Their award-winning curriculum is designed to help children develop everything from critical thinking abilities to math skills. To learn more about their programs, visit them online or call (914) 862-4283 today.

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