Preschool Anxiety

Lindz - posted on 01/10/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )




A couple of months ago I signed my daughter up for preschool and she was put on the waiting list. I know it will be good for her but now that the time has actually come (she is 22months) and they called with an opening, I'M starting to have separation anxiety! Like all these thoughts keep popping into my head, like is there toys too small there that she could choke on or are they going to watch her close enough or will she get hurt.. idk it's just a lot. I'm probably just stressing for nothing. ANY thoughts on what I should be looking out for or what questions I should ask? ANY tips? Any1 been through this before or felt like this before??


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Shelley - posted on 01/11/2011




Do they have a home communication book (agenda ) its fantastic to get little notes everyday from the teacher & to be able to write back. I had huge anxiety about starting my little boys in his special needs preschool because he takes more watching & care than any of my other children did. His walking is good but not on cement or stairs would someone be close enough to him so he was not triping over things, how would he survive the playground outside. Someone is always close by him & he is thriving more than I could of ever dreamed its always a very hard thing to let others in but in the end your child will gain so much. Good luck.

Juleen - posted on 01/11/2011




well i found when i put both my kids in pre-school the school let me come in with them for a couple of hours for the first week or so and then leave them for an hour or so and come back to see how they were getting on. doing this put my mind at ease and i saw at first hand what they were doing with the children and what other stuff they did so i'm fine now bringing them up every day i know they're in safe hands. Maybe you could ask to do that just to observe them for the first week or so then you would know exactly what she doing

Lisa - posted on 01/11/2011




Not unusual to have those types of fears. Ask if you can come in and visit for awhile. Watch your daughter interact. It'll take a couple days of adjustment for both of you but she'll love it!

Candy - posted on 01/11/2011




I felt that way the first day of school and still feel that way just about EVERY day. I didnt send mine to school or daycare until they were ready for kindergarten. They were both 5 when they started. Try to relax. Ask if you can drop buy whenever,look around the room at the kids do they look happy,are they playing with each other,How many teachers per room per child,how do they clean the toys and the room, how often do they clean them that way. Ask yourself why you are sending her at this age? Are you and her REALLY ready for this?

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