Is your young child nervous about leaving the comfort of home and starting school as a kindergartener? For many children, the initial transition into a classroom environment can be difficult. Children are attached to their parents and find comfort and safety within their home and family structure. Fear of starting school for the first time is normal and there are many factors which make a private school education a suitable transition for apprehensive kindergarteners.
Intimate Classes And Compassionate Teachers
All children are different, but for some children, it is easy to get lost in the mix of the large classrooms in public schools. For that reason, the intimate, small classes of a private school are a natural first step for students entering kindergarten. And while the connections with mom and dad cannot be replaced, having easy access to a compassionate teacher can help to ease the transition.
Plenty Of Time For Play
Transitioning from the comfort and safety of home to a more structured classroom environment can be a dramatic shift for some children. For that reason, plenty of time for play is introduced into the school day. Playtime offers children opportunities to engage with one another, creatively express themselves, and expend extra energy. Playtime is also a great way for children to get to know each other, and the more connected your child feels the more comfortable he or she will be in their new classroom environment. At St. Barnabas we are committed to arts and physical education from the first day of kindergarten through the last day of eighth grade.
Instilling Christian Values
Our kindergarten classes are about much more than learning basic skills. While we love to nurture the joy of learning in your children, we also focus heavily on Christian values through daily Bible lessons and weekly chapel. Maintaining your family’s focus on faith during the school day creates an environment that nurtures your child’s spiritual development. Our students love this time together as it provides even more opportunity to connect deeply with one another and with God.
Going off to school for the first day of kindergarten is a hard transition for both children and parents alike. And for students who are accustomed to being home with mom or dad during the day, the new environment can feel scary and shocking at first. But we believe the kindergarten classrooms at a private school provide a soft landing place for children who struggle with the transition to school.
Through lots of play, arts programs, library, Spanish, and physical education your child will be active and engaged all day long. Plus, our commitment to Christian education and intimate classrooms puts an emphasis on educating the whole student and preparing them for their years of education to come. If making the move to kindergarten is difficult for your child, call us today. We’d love to give you a tour of our kindergarten classrooms and introduce you to our incredible teachers.