Early Childhood Ireland have developed a leaflet entitled “Going to Pre-school” designed specifically to support parents as they prepare their child for starting pre-school.
Change is the only constant in life and learning to manage change successfully begins in early childhood. From a very young age children are required to make transitions; from cot to bed, from liquid to solid food, from crawling to walking.
Each of these changes and transitions can cause uncertainty, moments when your child moves from the security of the home routine and the people he/she knows to the unknown ways of a new environment and many new faces. Naturally, change provides an emotional challenge for the child, ‘who will mind me when Daddy/Mammy is gone’, ‘where do I fit in here?’
As parents and childcare professionals we have a key role to play in helping young children develop positive attitudes to change and this leaflet is designed to support all concerned on those first steps to pre-school.
Download the Leaflet
You are welcome to download and print copies of the “Going to Pre-School” Leaflet.
(Please note that this leaflet is currently available to the public for a limited time. Outside of this time it will be necessary to be a member of Early Childhood Ireland in order to login to our website and download it.)