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Parents play a vital role in their child's learning and development. Parents and care givers have a wealth of valuable information and understandings regarding their children. We recognize parents as their child's first teacher and most important educator.
At MMIPS parents are : Valued, Respected, Kept Informed, Consulted, Involved and Included at different levels.
Parents are involved in many ways. At the beginning of the new session we conduct an Orientation for Parent. We conduct various Parental Workshops throughout the year. Parents are invited for various Celebrations and Programs. Parents can also help teachers by voluntary help when required. They may share any of their special skills with the teachers and children.
Preparing for the First Step Towards Success……………MMIPS
The 1 Step always feels difficult. The 1 few days of preschool separation can be upsetting and stressful. To make this 1 Step Towards Success to MMIPS emotionally relaxing and to smoothen your child's transition from home to school:
Start leaving your child with family, friends or a caregiver for short periods so that they get used to the separation. Practice separation after meal time and nap time. Always tell your child that you are leaving them and reassure them that you will come back
Take advantage of your visiting sessions with us to acquaint your child with MMIPS. Talk to your child positively about starting school. Assure your child that school is fun and exciting. He will be meeting new people and making new friends. Before the first day of school inform your child that they will be spending supervised time away from you. Practiced separation will be helpful here.
Keep goodbye short and sweet. The simplest of the steps, it's also the hardest to do. But do it you must. Give your child a hug and a kiss, tell her you'll be back soon and then walk out the door. Don't delay; don't linger, hoping that she'll miraculously start smiling. You've brought her to preschool and now it's time to let her get to the business of being a preschooler
Never let them see you sweat. Don't let your child see that their preschool separation anxiety is getting to you. Of course this is hard on you, but you must never let your child see that. Smile, talk about how much fun she's going to have and then once you are out of the gate, call a friend to relax yourself.
Don't be late for pick up. No matter who is picking your child up, whether it is you or someone else, make sure you are there on time -- early even. If you are late, it can cause your child even more anxiety and make dropping her off the next time that much harder.
Be prepared for regression. Just when you think you finally have preschool separation anxiety under control -- tah-dah! -- It's back again. This is perfectly normal. It's likely just to last a day or two and your child should go back to his cheerful self again
Trust your child's teacher. Preschool teachers, know kids. They've done this before and have many ways and methods in their bag of tricks to help calm your little one down. From redirecting to a new activity to simply giving your child a hug and offering comfort, preschool teachers are masters at knowing what works and what doesn't when it comes to making kids happy.
Confront the problem head-on. Bribing your child to stay in school may work -- temporarily. Sneaking out might make you feel better because you don't have to witness a meltdown. But the best way to cope with preschool separation anxiety is to just deal with it. The reality is, that within minutes of their parents' exit, most kids happily settle down and forget what all the fuss was about. And within days (sometimes weeks), the tearful goodbyes end. This is something the two of you must work through the right way together and of course our staff is always there to help you through this.