How To Prepare Your 3 or 4-Year-Old for Early Preschool

Early preschool is a huge milestone for you and your child!

While children who have attended daycare have the advantage of knowing Bright Start Louisville’s facility and teachers, their new classroom has more structure. Our experienced staff works through our exceptional curriculum, preparing them for kindergarten material. However, your child may still have an adjustment period to the new structure.

The transition may be more challenging if your child hasn’t attended daycare regularly. But you can intentionally prepare your child for this transition so they enjoy early preschool. Here are some practical tips:

  • Visit Bright Start Louisville: We highly encourage our new students to visit Bright Start Louisville before their first day. Children can meet their teachers, see their classrooms, and observe their new playmates. If your child is especially shy, you can even bring them a few times before their first day.
  • Bring a bag: Even though your child is out of diapers, it’s still best to bring a bag or backpack for your child with a change of clothes, a comfort toy, or their favorite snack. These can help soothe the child if they’re feeling lonely.
  • Say a proper goodbye: Establish a fun goodbye routine with your child to help them know what to expect at dropoff. Although it may be tempting, don’t sneak away when your child is busy. Create a fun handshake, do a silly dance, or give a big hug with the same reassuring phrase.

The director and teachers at Bright Start Louisville are happy to answer any questions or give suggestions for how to help your child transition to early preschool.

Bright Start Louisville offers exceptional childcare to children six weeks to 12 years old. We’re proud to offer a fun and educational preschool program that prepares your child for kindergarten per state educational standards.

If you’re looking for excellent childcare that gives your child a head start in life, contact Bright Start Louisville today!

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