Starting school is one of your child’s most significant milestones. Although it is an incredibly exciting time, it is perfectly normal for most children and their parents to feel overwhelmed by this new beginning.
In fact, for many families, the school start can be very challenging. From your child’s (and your own) separation anxiety to preschool transition issues, the first days of school can be highly stressful for both kids and their parents.
At Ilham Child Care, we understand the challenges your family may be going through at the start of the new school year. Our skilled teachers will do their best to honestly answer all of your questions and give as many details as possible, familiarize you with the class’s daily routine and schedule, always speaking positively and respectfully.
We believe that parent-teacher cooperation is the backbone of a child’s school success and overall well-being. As a special welcome gift, we present each Ilham family with a Parent Survival Pack.
Our Goodie Bag contains a few essentials to get you through your child’s first day at Ilham Child Care. Here’s what you will find inside:
- Tissues – to wipe away any tears you may have.
We understand how hard saying your first drop-off good-byes must be. The idea of leaving your bundle of joy in the care of others can be scary to both you and your child. You may be concerned about exposing your child to a new environment and feel heartbroken when you leave them in tears.
However, rest assured that our teachers will go above and beyond to make your family feel welcome. On your child’s first day at school, their Ilham teachers will greet you and your child with a smile and a friendly attitude. They will handle your child’s separation anxiety devotedly and competently, providing comfort and support during the challenging transition times.
- Teabag – for you to take a break this afternoon while your child is having fun in school.
As your day at the office unfolds, your thoughts will be racing about your little one the first day at school. Take a break and let go of your distressing thoughts with a cup of warm, comforting tea. Taking a moment to enjoy a cup of tea can be a great way to still your mind and help reduce stress, experience gratitude and relax.
- Coffee – to give you energy when you pick your child up at the end of the day.
Your little one will have so much to tell you at the end of their first day at school. The enticing coffee aroma and taste will boost your spirits and keep you energized after long hours at work so that you can listen to exciting Ilham stories attentively.
- Hand Sanitizer – to keep you safe from the germs out there.
In these challenging times, we want to remind you of the importance of keeping protected and safe. Because the smile on your child’s face when you show up at the door is priceless.
- Pen – to sign your child’s consent forms in the future.
A saying goes that a pen is mightier than a sword. The number one tool you need that fits just nice in your hands to help you facilitate a smooth transition into the next phase of your life – a super mom/super dad of a preschool child.
With COVID-19 restrictions slowly easing away, we are certainly looking forward to hosting our highly anticipated learning journeys to different locations around Singapore! With this on hand, you’ll be the sole decision-maker on whether or not your child gets to follow us on amazing school trips to see the world! Or even better, when we do have that again, you are more than welcome to join us as a parent volunteer/chaperone too!
- A Sprinkle of Our Love
Last but not least, a sprinkle of our love goes into each and every Parent Survival Pack. We want to give you peace of mind knowing that you are leaving your little one in good hands. Once again, thank you for choosing Ilham Child Care and giving your child the opportunity to strive for excellence.
Interesting isn’t it? But as I’m writing this, I’m wondering to myself, what else can we put inside to make this survival pack even better? Let us know, parents! Educators, or other lurkers out there. I see you. Leave your thoughts in the comments below!