Preschool: 4 Ways to Make Sure your Child is Ready

Preschool: 4 Ways to Make Sure your Child is Ready 
Most preschools have an age limit for admitting students. They usually require students to be between the ages of 2 and 5. But, this is a fairly large age gap. Every child develops at a different rate so there is no magic number when it comes to sending your child to preschool. Because age is just a number, we want to help make the decision easier for you to decipher. Here are four things to ask yourself when trying to decide if your child is ready for preschool.

1.Does your child show signs of independence? 

Most preschools want the children who attend to be reasonably independent. This means that your child needs to be potty-trained. Your child should also be able to take care of some basic needs like washing hands, eating lunch independently, and communicating needs to the teacher. Your child should also be showing an interest in playing and exploring independently. 
2.Has your child spent time away from you? 

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Preschool is a big step not only for your child, but also for you. The preparation you do in advance will give you as a parent more peace of mind when the big day arrives. For the most part parents are usually more apprehensive about sending their kids to school than the kids are about going to school. If this is you, don't worry you are not alone. Talk with parents who have gone through the same transition with their kids and ask how they handled it. They will have great advice to give to you and can be a point of contact if you have any questions going forward. Never the less, preschool is a great place for you child to pick up social skills and meet friends! Fontainebleau Children’s Academy has an integrated preschool program, created to educate your child and prepare them for their future academic years.
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