adults are surprised to find they have adjustments to make at
preschool, just as children do.
Many new parents as well as returning
parents may find themselves a bit "'lost" at first.
Keep in mind this
is a common reaction.
You may feel a bit overwhelmed:
- How do you function as an assistant teacher?
- Where are all the supplies and equipment located?
- What is the daily schedule?
- What are the procedures /policies?
You may be somewhat anxious. You wonder:
- Will all these people think that I am an "OK" parent?
- Is my child "OK?"'
- Will my child like preschool?
You may feel isolated:
- There will be many people you don't know.
- You may find it difficult to ask questions.
- Everyone else seems to know what they're doing.
You can function smoothly if you can remember that:
one can learn everything at once. Interacting with children and adults,
learning guidance techniques and learning to use equipment and supplies
is a continuous process -- it takes all year, at least.
- Don't be afraid to ask questions, even of a
It is an excellent way to become acquainted and lose
that feeling of isolation.
- The teacher and instructor are resource people. Talk
to them when you have doubts about handling situations with children or
need some extra help.
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