As your child gets ready to start in any new school or camp environment, it is helpful to remember that all children respond uniquely to their change in routine. Some will jump right into school while others will take some time to warm up. Separation anxiety is a concern for many parents, but with a little preparation, you can help ease your child’s transition into school.
At our school, we encourage you to bring a transitional item such as a stuffed animal, book, or photo of you to keep at school. Keep your drop-off calm, short and sweet by spending only 2 – 5 minutes in the classroom. Once you are ready to leave, reassure them you will be back, give them a hug and kiss, and offer them to to the teacher if they are in distress. Leave promptly after saying goodbye as delaying the exit will cause undue stress on both of you. The teachers will work their magic with love, cuddles, hugs, distraction and reassurance. It is normal for a child to cry when his/her parent leaves…it is their way of saying, “I will miss you.” As they gain confidence in their new routine, build independence, and get to know their teachers, drop-offs will become a happy experience…it may just take a bit of patience.
The following article from Scholastic is helpful in learning about how to help your child (and you!) adjust quickly and smoothly to his/her new experience.
Click here to read: A SMOOTH START
Join us this February at the annual Pasadena Preschool Fair! The fair will feature local preschools, preschool-oriented vendors, music, activities, and more!
All new students are required to submit the following forms, required by the State of California’s Community Care Licensing:
All students must be current on immunizations OR have a physician’s exemption to attend school. Please CLICK HERE to see which shots are required for child care/preschool entry.
A birth certificate or other form of government identification such as a passport is required for proof of age prior to entry.
By law, we cannot administer any type of non-prescription medication, lotion, cream, etc. unless authorized by a parent. This includes sunscreen and first aid ointments. Medication must be in the original sealed package.
Prescription Medication must be authorized by your child’s physician. Prescriptions must be brought in their original prescription bottle with physician’s instructions on the label.
To ensure a smooth year, and to fully understand our principles, practices and policies, please be sure to read through our parent handbook. Hard copies are available upon request.
Today we enjoyed a special up close and personal concert from one of our fabulously involved parents and family friend who happen to be incredibly talented concert musicians!! We had a counting lesson on the strings of the violin and the cello, learned musical vocabulary, and joined together in song as we were serenaded by our special guests!
The younger pod extends a huge THANK YOU to Elliston’s mommy, Joo, for arranging and providing such a once-in-a-lifetime immersive experience for the budding minds of rooms 4 and 5. Thank you!!