“Don’t fear change, embrace it.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo
Today many children spend much of their time in the care of someone other than their parent/ guardian. Placing a child in center based care can be stressful for the child, family and child care providers. Research tells us that the older the child the easier the transition will be. However, many parents/guardians do not have a choice of when or if their child will enter center based care or often even between full or part time care. Your child’s care provider will play a big role in your child’s growth and development. Being prepared and considering needs and resources will make this transition time as smooth and stress free as possible for all children and families (this website also includes information and resources for children with special needs and/or disabilities.)
“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children – one of these is roots; the other, wings.” – Hodding Carter
Preschool has taken the place of kindergarten as being the first big step towards being a “big kid”. Preschool will represent quite a change in environment, expectations, and schedule for both child and parent. No longer are we in the free-spirited world of being a toddler, but are now in the structured world of beginning academia (preschool).
“There is always a moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.” — Graham Green
The beginning of primary school, traditionally referred to as Kindergarten, represents the true beginning of formal education for all children and their families. This event can bring many uncertainties and worries for both children and adults. Entering the Primary Program is also a time of excitement and curiosity. With preparation, entrance to primary can be a time of adventure and fun.