1. Is it okay to get in touch with my child’s teacher?
If there is something about your child’s behavior or attitude that concerns you, it is okay to consult with your child’s teacher. Not only will a teacher be able to provide you with an explanation for a particular behavior or a suggestion for dealing with it, he might find a connection between a school experience and behavior that is manifested at home. Teachers also make it a point to inform parents about their child’s development and share funny anecdotes and memorable moments in school. Remember that teachers are your partners in developing your child holistically in his formative years.
2. How will I know if my child is having trouble at school?
Your child’s teacher should tell you right away and in detail; it is her responsibility to observe attitudes and behaviors that manifest during school hours and inform you should there be cause for concern.
3. How can I ease first-day jitters?
First-day jitters are normal. However, you can help your future student become more familiar with his new environment by taking a tour of the school so it will not be overwhelming on the first day. Trial classes before the first day can also help your tot adjust to the new environment. First-time parents can also ask for advice from parents of older students of the preschool your child will attend.