Having your child start school for the first time can be a very overwhelming experience for you and your child. Both parents and children have so many questions, many of which will not be answered until the first week of school. Because of the unknown, children can understandably become VERY anxious about their first day of school and if only you, as the parent had all of the answers, wouldn’t you feel a whole lot better?!
Here in Ontario, our first day of school is the day after labour day, but I am aware that many other schools will be starting up prior to that date. If you have questions that need to be answered before the first day of school, your child’s school is open the week before school starts. You can call the office and if they cannot answer your questions, ask to leave your child’s teacher a voicemail.
I host a private Kindergarten Parents Support Group on Facebook that you are more than welcome to join if you are or are going to be a Kindergarten parent. This group is meant to be a support group where parents who have children in Kindergarten come together and talk, ask questions, share ideas and support one another. Click on the image below to request to join our group!
I have also written an article that shares 5 Tips for a Successful School Year over at The Canadian Mother Resource. These tips will help you and your child be prepared for school and to continue being a supportive parent throughout the school year.
Over the past few years, I have written a few other articles about Kindergarten parents that you may wish to read as this is a topic that I am very passionate about, having spent a number of years as a Kindergarten teacher and having two children of my own complete Kindergarten.
Getting Ready for Full Day Kindergarten
Preparing for Kindergarten – Part 1
Preparing for Kindergarten – Part 2
A Kindergarten Visit – Who Needs More Preparation, Mom or Child?
For all NEW Kindergarten Moms and Dads, This is For YOU!
Back to School – Mommy, I Don’t Want to Go