For Your Child…
- To make a happy transition from home to school.
- To learn to respect and get along with others.
- To feel secure with adults, both teachers and other parents.
- To develop self-confidence and self-esteem.
- To share – both objects and adult attention.
- To learn some acceptable ways of expressing emotion.
- To develop problem-solving skills.
- To experience growth in verbal expression.
- To explore creative materials such as clay, paint, and water.
- To develop an interest in living things.
- To take responsibility for personal care.
- To improve his/her ability to finish what is begun.
- To help clean up and put away materials used.
- To have a happy, secure, and stimulating learning environment away from home
- To discover new creative experiences
- To learn important social skills of sharing, listening, and accepting direction
- To develop a positive self image through individual attention and encouragement
- To observe your child in relation to a group of youngsters of approximately the same age.
- To achieve objectivity concerning your child.
- To learn new techniques of communicating with your child.
- To talk about your child's growth with a trained educator as well as with other parents.
- To work creatively with a group.
- To share in your child’s first school experiences
- To work alongside your child’s teacher and to participate in group activities
- To make many adult friends and to work cooperatively together for the school