Three weeks before school
Visit the school. Starting preschool means more than just new faces and new routines — it also means spending the better part of the day at a new (and possibly scary) place. Ease the transition by visiting the preschool together now. If the school has a summer session, stop by when the kids are there — that way, your child will see other children having fun and may even play with a future friend. Also give her a tour of her classroom, pointing out the cubbies where she’ll keep her things, the spot where she’ll eat her lunch or snack, and the bathroom or diaper-changing area. If the school isn’t open but the playground is, bring a picnic lunch and eat it there.