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How To Involve Your Child In Preschool Registration

How To Involve Your Child In Preschool Registration

It is preschool registration season. As a parent, you have likely been researching, reading, and maybe even visiting some preschools. Registering your child for preschool is an exciting and important step in their educational journey. It can be overwhelming to navigate the registration process as parents, but it can also raise a lot of questions for your preschool-aged child. One of the best ways to prepare your child for the school year to come is by involving them in the registration process. Involving your child in preschool registration can make the process more manageable, and it can also be an excellent opportunity to introduce your child to the Montessori philosophy. Here are some tips to involve your child in preschool registration from a Montessori perspective.

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Suggestions To Involve Your Child In Preschool Registration

  1. Research Montessori Schools Together
    The first step in involving your child in preschool registration is to research Montessori schools together. You can explore the different Montessori schools in your area, read their mission statements and curriculum, and even visit some schools. This process can help you and your child get a better understanding of the Montessori philosophy and its principles. It can also help you make an informed decision about which Montessori school is the best fit for your child.
  2. Attend Open Houses or Tours
    Many Montessori schools offer open houses or tours for prospective families. Attending these events can provide your child with an opportunity to meet the teachers and other children, explore the classroom environment, and ask questions. Open houses and tours are also an excellent way for parents to gain more insight into the Montessori Method and how it works in the classroom.
  3. Talk to Your Child About Their Interests
    Another way to involve your child in preschool registration is to talk to them about their interests. The Montessori method emphasizes following the child's lead and supporting their natural curiosity and interests. By discussing what your child enjoys doing, you can help them find a Montessori school that will support their interests and encourage their development.
  4. Involve Your Child in the Decision-Making Process
    When it comes to choosing a Montessori school, involving your child in the decision-making process can help them feel empowered and invested in their education. You can ask your child to share their thoughts and opinions on the different schools you have visited, what they liked or didn't like, and what they are looking for in a school. This approach can also help your child develop critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities.
  5. Plan a Playdate with Other Children
    If your child is feeling nervous or apprehensive about starting preschool, planning a playdate with other children who attend the Montessori school can be a helpful way to ease their concerns. It can provide your child with an opportunity to meet other children in their class and familiarize themselves with the classroom environment before their first day.
  6. Read Books About Montessori Education Together
    Reading books about Montessori education together is another way to involve your child in preschool registration. You can find age-appropriate books that introduce the Montessori philosophy and principles in a fun and engaging way. These books can help your child understand what to expect in a Montessori classroom and get excited about their new educational journey.
  7. Prepare for the First Day Together
    Finally, preparing for the first day of preschool together can help your child feel more confident and excited about their new experience. You can talk to your child about what to expect on their first day, pack their backpack with any necessary materials or supplies, and even practice saying goodbye in a way that feels comfortable for them.

Choosing the right preschool program for your child can really make a difference as they begin their formal educational journey. As you compare preschool programs you may be wondering if your child is even ready to begin this journey.
Children can begin preschool as early as 2 years and 10 months!
Here are some useful questions as you ask yourself: Is My Child Ready For Preschool?.


Involve Your Preschooler In Their Own Educational Journey

Involving your child in preschool registration can help you and your child feel confident and excited about the school year ahead. By researching Montessori schools together, attending open houses or tours, talking to your child about their interests, involving them in the decision-making process, planning playdates, reading books about Montessori education, and preparing for the first day together, you can help your child feel empowered and invested in their education.

If you are interested in learning more about your options for preschool programs and the benefits of a Montessori school, or for more information on Grey Matter Montessori preschool registration, contact us to book a time for a school tour at our NW Calgary location. We are accessible just off of Symons Valley Parkway in the NW community of Evanston. Call us for more info on our Calgary Montessori preschool programming at 587-707-4739.

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Q: What are the five subject areas of the Montessori Method?
A: The 5 key areas of study are:

Q: Is there a checklist of things my child must know before attending preschool?
A: At Grey Matter Montessori in Calgary, we value the differences that make each child unique. If your child is aged 3-6 they may be ready to begin to explore learning and we are ready to facilitate it. Learn more about exploring your child’s readiness for preschool here

Q: When do you accept registration?
A: Grey Matter Montessori has ongoing registration and even offers advanced registrations (up to two years). Contact our office for more information on the upcoming school year and register as early as possible to ensure availability for your desired days and times.

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