Preparing Your Child for Montessori Preschool

Preparing Your Child for Montessori Preschool

This is an exciting time as you prepare for your child’s first days and weeks of school.  It is a time of transition for children and for parents, and we have found that the experience will be richer and more positive with the right kind of preparation.  Following are the emotional and physical preparations we have found to be most helpful during the transition to preschool.

Provide social experiences away from home and away from you:  it is important for every child to learn to separate from parents and learn to feel safe and comfortable in the presence of other trusted adults.  This is a critically important preparation for school because these experiences allow the child to discover that they can stay in other environments and enjoy themselves, relaxing and trusting that their parent will return for them later.

Arrange play dates or short classes during the summer, where you leave your child in the care of

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