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What Your Child Can Expect on Their First Day of School

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The first day of school is a special moment for children and parents alike. Being properly prepared can help to alleviate any sense of anxiety your child might have. Parents play a big part in this preparation in the week leading up to the start of the new school year. Let’s look at a few things your child can expect on the first day of school.


Kindergarten Jitters

For those little learners, the first day of kindergarten can be a little overwhelming. This is a huge life change for these children. You can help to reassure your kindergartner by participating in all school orientation activities. This will help your child feel better acquainted with the school and the teacher. You can also remind your child that it’s perfectly normal to feel nervous. Nervous and excited can often feel the same. Your child may want you to accompany them on their first day of public charter school, too, and may ask you to walk them to the door.


Attending preschool is a great way to prepare students for kindergarten so that it's not so foreign to them. According to Simply Family Magazine, a study found that those who participated in the preschool program were more likely to hold a job, have higher earnings, and were more likely to have graduated from high school.


Getting a Little Mixed Up

Even if your child has been in the same school for a while, it’s not uncommon for them to get a little mixed up on the first day of school. New teachers and classrooms can be confusing. If your child is attending a new public charter school, they can definitely expect to get a little mixed up on where they’re going at first. Reassure your child that this is normal, and within a week or so, they’ll know exactly where to go and what to do.


Guidance Is Available

A lot of the anxiety that children feel on the first day of school stems from the worry that they’ll be left on their own and not know what to do. You should remind your child that for the first few days of school, staff and administrators will be on hand to guide students. Everyone is feeling the same way: a little confused and a little unsure. There will be adults on hand to help your child on their first day of public charter school.


If you are interested in learning more about public charter schools near you, please contact The Varnett Public School today. We will be happy to share more information.