Talk with your child about what to expect during an average school day—from lunches and naps to snacks and bathroom breaks. Preparing your child for a new routine will help him cope with any anxiety he may be experiencing.
Prepare your child for socializing in the classroom. It’s normal for kids to have some degree of social anxiety. Talk about those fears with your kids.
Support positive study habits early! Create a homework center—a specific area in the house where your child can do homework each evening.
Plan ahead for all student immunizations, vision, and hearing tests. Be sure to check on all immunization requirements and tests before your child starts school to help prevent any delays in registration
Support the love of books by reading to AND with your child every day. Be sure to include outings to the library for fun on the weekends.
Parent involvement in school is important—at every grade level! Talk to your child’s teacher (or child-care provider) regularly about his educational and social development.
Apple Tree Learning Centers provide a Christian-based preschool and primary school education in four locations serving the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Northeast North Carolina. We are a private Christian school that is committed to educational goals of excellence.