Preschool Step-Up Day
We want to support your child’s transition to kindergarten. Did you know that starting kindergarten is a significant change in a child’s life? This can be a very stressful time for a young child. They are leaving either the home environment or the familiar environment of their pre-K classroom to enter a new place. Your child will be expected to learn a new set of rules, adjust to a new peer group, interact with a new teacher, perhaps ride a bus for the first time, eat in a cafeteria, and the list goes on! Transition is a period of adjustment. All adjustments are stressful. When your child participates in a formal transition process they will experience less stress. A child’s adjustment to school has a significant impact on his later academic achievement. Your child experiences: Increased self-confidence, improved relations with other children and adults, increased motivation and openness to new experiences.
Parents will also benefit from the transition process by having increased confidence that your children will achieve in the new setting, a sense of pride and commitment in your ongoing involvement, improved self-confidence in your own ability to communicate with and influence the educational system.
The Preschool Step Up Day will allow your child to experience what a day in the life of a Kindergarten! Check the calendar on the website and Facebook for the dates for the 2017 Preschool Step Up Day at Eastwood School. For more information contact jkeathley@OberlinKids.org