Send-Off Success: Tips to Ease your Morning Drop-Off

Your morning routine may or may not look something like this: your child wakes, enjoys breakfast, gets dressed, and plays. (This routine runs relatively smoothly on some days and seemingly less smooth on others.) Now, it's time to pack up and head to school.

The school transition can elicit a variety of emotional responses from your child--their caregiver is leaving. While your child is in a safe, nurturing environment at PFM, it can be difficult for infants, toddlers, and preschool-age students to understand what school drop-off entails. To ease your child's potential stress, we encourage you to talk to them about your morning routine. Reassure your child they are safe at school, and you will pick them up at the end of the day.

We encourage you to have these conversations with children of all ages! For additional drop-off tips and information, we enjoyed this article.