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When it was time for me to return to work after having my oldest child, I was grateful to find an amazing childcare facility for them to go to. However, I quickly learned that childcare is not just about dropping off your kids and picking them up at the end of the day. To make childcare education effective, you need to help those workers teach your kids. So, that's my blog is all about. I want to help parents who are using childcare for the first time to get your kids into a learning frame of mind. From flash cards to building blocks, there is plenty you can do at home to encourage your kid to learn, and that means when they go to the childcare facility each day, the eagerness to learn continues.

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3 Important Steps To Make The Preschool Transition Easier On Your Child

by Guy Marshall

Preschool is an important step towards getting your child the education he or she deserves, but it requires a little consideration. It can be daunting for young kids to go to preschool, especially if they have been used to staying home with mom or dad during the day before this. While the transition can be hard, you can take a few steps to make it easier for your child.

Spend Some Time In Your Child's Classroom

It's natural for both you and your child to feel anxious about preschool if neither of you has experienced it before. A good idea is to spend some time in the classroom a few days beforehand so that your child can get acquainted with the educators and the surroundings of the preschool. Explain to your child what will go on and let him or her participate in any ongoing sessions while you're around. This will reduce your child's anxiety and make them feel more secure about their new experience when the time comes to start preschool.

Help Your Child Get More Independent

Once your child is ready to attend preschool, it's important that you teach him or her to become more independent. The more independent your child feels, the easier it will be for him or her to adjust to the new preschool environment. Though he or she will learn at preschool, it's always good to get started at home. For instance, you can teach your children to get dressed, prepare their own meals or choose their own food. This will give kids some control and help them better adjust to the changes they'll experience at preschool without too much trouble. 

Encourage Communication And Talk About Preschool

Many parents mistakenly assume that their kids are too small to have a real discussion about changes like preschool, but you must give your kids more credit than that. You'll be surprised at how effective communication can be and how much your child can actually grasp. Discuss preschool with your child and explain to your them what will happen there and what to expect. The more you talk about it, the more comfortable your child will be when the time comes to go to preschool. Be sure to let your child know that even when you leave him or her at preschool, you will always be back to take them home. This type of open communication can alleviate a lot of anxiety for both parents and kids.

Make the transition easier for your kids with these important steps. Make sure that you're in touch with administration and teachers at your preschool of choice in order to learn more about what might help your child with this significant transition.

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