4 Tips For Helping Your Child Settle Into Preschool


Starting preschool is a significant milestone in your child's life, but it can also feel intimidating. As a parent, you will want to ensure your child has the best possible transition into preschool. Below are some tips to help your child settle in and make the most of their new classroom experience.

1. Attend Orientation

Most schools provide an orientation period before the school year begins. This is the perfect time for you and your child to meet the teacher and become familiar with the classroom setting. During orientation, take some time to explore the classroom, introduce yourself to other parents and get to know your teacher. This will help your child feel comfortable when it comes time for them to start attending classes.

2. Talk About School At Home

Talk about preschool frequently at home so that it becomes a regular part of the conversation for your family. Discuss all the exciting things they'll learn and any anxieties they may have about starting preschool. This will help normalise their feelings leading up to their first day of classes and ensure that they understand that going to school is a positive thing.

3. Make A Ritual Out Of Going To Preschool

Help create a routine around going to preschool by making it a ritual that you do together every morning or afternoon, depending on when classes start at their school. Doing something like eating breakfast together or reading stories before class can help create positive associations with going to school and make it easier for them on those days when they don't want to go.

4. Arrive Early On Their First Day

It's important for both you and your child that you arrive early on their first day of class so that there is enough time for them to acclimate themselves to their new environment before class starts. Taking some extra time to explore their new classroom space with you there will give them confidence in navigating this new world without you later on down the line.


Starting preschool is an exciting experience but can also bring some anxiety along with it — both from parents and children alike. By following these tips, you can help ease the transition process for yourself and your little one as they enter this next learning chapter. If you would like to find out more, contact a local preschool centre today. A member of staff will be happy to help.


28 December 2022

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