The start of a new school year gets everyone's nerves jumping—including when it's time to make the transition to preschool.
Every child is, of course, different. Some love to dive into new adventures without so much as a look back. Others are more cautious, preferring to watch and get the lay of the land. But children and parents are bound to be apprehensive about a child's first day (week, month) in a new environment, surrounded by new people and new routines.
We asked veteran preschool teachers in the NYC metropolitan area for their no-fail tips to help make this transition a positive experience for all and came away with five top suggestions.
If you're still searching for the right preschool, check out our directory of NYC schools, as well as those in the surrounding suburbs, such as New Jersey and Westchester.