Dubbo District Preschool - Life Long Learning

Settling In

Starting Preschool is a big step for young children and some may become upset. Past experience has shown that it is easier to settle your child in by bringing them into their classroom, put bags away and drink bottles into crates, wash hands and then take them outside to their teacher.

Watch them settle into an activity and then say goodbye and leave - ignore protests and please do not go back.
A staff photo will be available for your child to help reinforce their names and a sense of belonging within the Preschool.

Parents are encouraged to ring and check that their children have settled if they are at all concerned at any time during the day.

It is very important for parents to have a positive attitude towards leaving their children, and encourage and praise their children for calmly separating from them. Sometimes it is better to return early and pick them up and watch them do an activity then, rather than prolonging the goodbye in the morning.