Separating From Home and Connecting to School

For many families, A Child’s Garden is the first formal school experience. A relaxed transition into the school day allows parents to linger at drop-off, chat with a teacher, and observe briefly as their child becomes involved in classroom activities.

Gradually, a community develops as teachers begin to know children and children become accustomed to the routine, environment, and their teachers. Morning separations become simpler and children quickly become involved in morning activities upon arrival. Self-help skills such as learning to put on your coat, opening your lunch box, and putting your papers in your tote bag are all things that children begin to learn and master during the preschool years. Teachers provide the support for such accomplishments to occur.