Officially, we have completed our first week here at Aldersgate Preschool. Anyone else feel like they’ve run a marathon?
But seriously, change is tough! For many who are new to us: we are unfamiliar, the building is different, our routine and structure of the day is new to many. So it’s absolutely normal for children to come in a little unsure of things. We expect tears. Please know that we are working hard to build up trust and a relationship with your child.
And there are some things that we’re pretty confident about here at Aldersgate: it’s going to be a great year! We have a lot of fun here at the preschool! We laugh a lot, sing a lot, and build relationships!
It’s pretty awesome to watch the children as they make new friendships. They learn what it is to be friend: holding hands, sharing, taking care of one another, all such great skills for life.
And children also learn about being independent. They set up their own area for snack, the preschoolers pour their own drinks, make decisions about how to spend their time at work time or on the playground.
So, while it’s tough to watch your child grow up, to trust us to care for them, please know that you’re doing a great thing for them: you’re giving them the opportunity to be independent, build friendships, and prepare for life. We love that we get to be part of that!
Thank you for sharing your children with us!