At Fontainebleau Children's Academy, we believe in offering children an age appropriate enriching experience in a loving and nurturing environment that provides a foundation for successful learning. Our mission is to provide our students with as many opportunities to learn as possible through an integrated preschool program designed to educate your child through multiple types of learning experiences.
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?
When thinking about
sending your child to preschool, it is important to consider this question
because of the possibility of separation issues. Having a babysitter or
relative care for your child occasionally will help them prepare to be separate
from you when they are at preschool. If your child tends to be shy or has never
experienced being away from you, it can be helpful to choose a smaller
3. Can your child follow directions and participate in group activities?
Most preschools require
students to follow directions. For example, your child should be able to stop
playing, put aways toys, and sit down with classmates when told to do so. Also,
many preschool activities require children in a class to participate at the
4.Is your child used to keeping a regular schedule?
Preschools usually follow
a predictable routine including play time, nap time, and lunch time. If your
child is not used to a set routine, you can practice conditioning them for this
by setting a schedule at home.
After asking yourself
these four questions, you should have a better idea of if your child is ready
to rock preschool. To learn more about preparing for preschool contact
Fontainbleau Children’s Academy at (985) 276-4022.
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