Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast
#30: 5 Things to know about starting preschool
Starting preschool is an exciting milestone for your child and will build a strong foundation for kindergarten. In this episode, you’ll learn what types of programs are available, what to look for as you interview schools and most importantly, how to know if it’s the best one for your child. Plus you’ll get tips on getting ready for the first day of school, ways to have a smooth drop off and what to expect at the end of the day when you pick up your kiddo.
And once you get settled into preschool and start looking towards the future, check out Ann’s class on Motherly, The Best Kindergarten Year Ever: How to Prep for the First Year of School
Here’s a glance at this episode…
- [02:01] What kinds of preschool programs are out there
- [03:21] What are developmentally appropriate practices
- [04:52] Indicators of quality
- [10:31] Getting ready for the first day
- [12:51] Tips for drop off and pick up
- [16:26] Getting the help you need
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One last thing. I spend time each morning in meditation and would love to pray for you, your child or whatever’s on your heart. Simply email me and let me know how to pray. It can be as simple just your name or you can give a short explanation. Either way you can trust that I will do it. It’s a simple, quiet way for us to connect and for me to support you on your parenting journey. 🧡