Check out our August Newsletter for important information. A printable copy is available on this site!
School Supplies & Calendar
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||Due date for medication forms, medical action plans and IEP’s (if applicable)
||Preschool Parent Meeting 6:30 p.m. in Steinhausen Center.
(At least one parent is asked to attend this important meeting.)
||Preschool Open House ~ adult & child attend together, choosing either time frame
8:00 – 9:00 AM OR 12:00 – 1:00 PM
(allow about 15 minutes for your visit)
||First Days of Preschool
Preparing Your Child for Preschool
Many parents have asked how to best prepare their child for preschool. Current research is showing the importance of unstructured play (especially outdoor play) in a young child’s development. Every competency
important to school success is enhanced by play (abstract thought, early literacy, language development, mathematic thinking, perspective taking, social skills and emotional health). Be mindful of overscheduling.
In addition to the above recommendations, these are some additional things to consider over the summer:
-- Introducing your child to simple chores
-- Encouraging self-help skills and turn-taking
-- Ensuring your child has some experience away from mom & dad
-- Allowing your child to practice bathroom independence and handwashing
-- Providing time for your child to experiment with scissors, crayons and glue sticks
-- Limiting total screen time (television, tablets, video games, phone screens should all be considered)
-- Allowing some downtime (it’s okay for a child to be “bored”…it promotes creativity & self-regulation)
-- Developing a simple, calm approach to discipline that works for your family
-- Catch them being good! We all make mistakes, but we all have our strengths too!
-- Implementing a bedtime routine (especially in the weeks before the start of school)
-- Finally, one of the best ways to prepare your child for preschool is one of the easiest – spend some time reading and praying with your child daily!
Continue to watch the bulletin and this website for new information. Enjoy your summer! Read More