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Welcome to Kindergarten

Preparing Children for a Successful Start to School

 
It is natural that starting school can cause mixed feelings of excitement and anxiety for children and families. Before beginning this new adventure, parents/guardians can prepare their child by:
 
  • Visiting the school during an virtual Welcome to Kindeergarten or other special event.
  • Set-up a meeting with your child's educators.
  • Involving the child in activities that promote learning in the community (e.g., local library programs, The Ontario Early Years Centres).
  • Talking positively about school and school-related activities.
  • Reading and discussing books about school and making new friends.
  • Walking or driving to school before the first day to practice the route.
  • Talking through any fears or concerns about starting school.
  • Establishing a routine a few weeks before beginning school. 
  
Parents are encouraged to speak to their child’s teacher if there any concerns or questions regarding adjustment to school.
 
Parents/guardians can support a successful transition from home to school by ensuring that their child:
 
  • All schools have implemented a blue and white dress code policy which is the TCDSB school uniform.  
  • Dresses in clothes that are easily managed, comfortable, labeled with his/her name and appropriate for the weather 
  • Manages dressing and undressing himself/herself (e.g., putting on and taking off jackets and shoes) 
  • Responds to his/her name 
  • Attends to his/her own toileting needs 
  • Respects other people and materials 
  • Has an early, regular bedtime and is well-rested 
  • Brings a small, healthy (nut-free) snack for school each day 
  • Understands daily arrival and dismissal procedures 
  • Arrives on time for school each day. ​ ​​​​​​​​


Prayer for the First Day of School:children come to me.PNG

Loving God, 
You came to earth as a child.
You welcomed children with open arms.
You claimed us as your own. 

Thank you, 
For the gift of children
Thank you for the boundless energy, 
for growing bodies,
for curiuos minds longing to learn.
Thank you for hearts awed,
By the wonders of your world,
For spirits open wide to recieve your love.

Thak you for the gift of children.
Thank you for the child in me. 

God bless my child entering a new path of discovery, learning and joy.

Amen 
  
  
  
  
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