Early School Success goes hand in hand with good attendance!

    Did You Know?

    Showing up on time every day is important to your child’s success and learning from preschool forward.

    Missing 10% of preschool (one or two days every few weeks) can

    • Make it harder to develop early reading skills
    • Make it harder to get ready for kindergarten and first grade
    • Develop a poor attendance pattern that’s hard to break

    High quality preschool programs have many benefits for your child. The routines your child develops in preschool will continue throughout school.  You can make the most of preschool by encouraging your child to attend every day!


    What You Can Do:

    Work with your child and his/her teacher to help your child develop strong attendance. Your enthusiasm is a big boost to success.

    Talk about it- sing about it- make it an adventure!

    • Set a regular bed time and morning routine
    • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before
    • Share ideas with other parents for getting out the door on time

    Before the school year starts:

    • Find out what day preschool starts and start the exciting count down!
    • Make sure your child has the required shots
    • Attend orientation with your child to meet the teachers and classmates

    Ready- Set Go!

    • Develop back- up plans for getting to preschool if something comes up
    • Ask family members, neighbors or other parents to lend a hand if you need help dropping off or picking up your child
    • Schedule medical appointments and extended trips when preschool is not in session
    • If your child seems anxious about going to preschool, talk to the program director, teacher, your doctor or other parents for advice.