If your child is young or in a new school, visit the school with your child. Meeting the teacher, locating their classroom, locker, lunchroom, etc., will help ease pre-school anxieties and also allow your child to ask questions about the new environment.
Call ahead to make sure the teachers will be available to introduce themselves to your child.
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Depending on the program, some preschools require three-year-olds to be potty trained by the first day of school, some don’t. Check with your school and then move ahead with your plan.
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Make a note of important dates, especially back-to-school nights.
This is especially important if you have children in more than one school and need to juggle obligations. Arrange for a babysitter now, if necessary.
Rather than rushing out in August to buy school clothes, wait it out until mid-September.
In addition to finding more things on sale, your kids will also have an opportunity to see what everyone else is wearing before they buy those jeans they thought were trendy.
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Lost school supplies may be a given, but gear that’s hard to miss can stave off the inevitable.
Pack all their pencils, erasers, and other goodies into a bright backpack or pencil pouch to keep them from disappearing.
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