If you are getting ready to enroll your young child in a preschool and are concerned about them experiencing separation anxiety or feeling scared about going to an unfamiliar place, utilize the following ideas to help them cope with the transition.
Visit The School Several Times
Before enrolling your child at the preschool that you have selected, visit the establishment with them on several occasions. Before doing so, call up the school to set up a time to take a tour.
Adjusting to the new routines of daycare can be difficult for any child, but what can you do when your son or daughter refuses to take a nap during the day? This stubbornness can be frustrating for daycare workers and leave your child feeling cranky and tired after a long day, both of which can only make your life more difficult. You should, however, be able to help your child fall into a better sleep schedule to encourage naps at daycare and leave you both feeling more refreshed.
If you're pregnant for the first time, you've likely spent a great deal of the past few months planning -- making a birth plan, designing your nursery, coming up with ideas for your baby shower, or transferring job duties to other coworkers during your planned absence. Although choosing a day care is usually a part of this pre-birth planning, even the best-laid plans can sometimes go awry, and you may find yourself scrambling to find child care just before you're scheduled to return to work.
If your child is not toilet trained by the time they enter preschool, it is a great opportunity for you to apply Montessori methods of learning to their toilet habits. If your Montessori school allows cloth diapers, it is likely that they apply the Montessori method to toilet training and can help you learn it and apply it in your own home.
Does Your Preschool Require Toilet Training?
Many preschools, even some Montessori preschools, require children to be toilet trained before they can begin attending classes.