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Back to Preschool


Blog Author: Sue McDougle, Preschool Manager - 
The first days of preschool are exciting! Children are ready to carry their favorite character backpack, wear a special outfit and meet their classmates. This day may also contain some anxious moments for you and your child. Here are a few things to keep in mind on the first day back or the first day ever: 

• Be very positive
• Know that over the top enthusiasm can cause anxiety for some children
• Adopt a calm, positive and reassuring approach
• Give returning preschoolers time to adjust to their new schedule

In addition to all the emotions, here is a checklist to make sure you're ready for the first day: 

• Clothing should be comfortable and easy to manage in the bathroom
• Durable clothing is recommended to withstand creative stains
• Wear gym/athletic shoes for outdoor playground play
• Backpack
• Full extra change of clothes
• Spare jacket and/or sweatshirt
• Sunscreen
• Insect repellant

Growing Tree Preschool staff is eager to welcome children on the first day of school. Know that they're a great resource to go to. In addition, students will receive a monthly calendar with a schedule of activities as well as reminders for anything that is needed to bring for show and tell day or additional fun!


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Wednesday, April 1 2020

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