ERIC Number: ED401041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Your Child Goes to School: A Handbook for Parents of Children Entering School for the First Time.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
The five chapters in this handbook, intended for parents of children entering kindergarten for the first time, offer suggestions about how parents can help their child get ready for school and make starting kindergarten a successful and happy event. Chapter 1 describes when learning begins and offers tips for helping children who are starting school and for handling opening day jitters. Chapter 2 focuses on knowing more about 4- and 5-year-old children and offers suggestions for monitoring children's health, happiness, anger, and safety. Chapter 3 is devoted to parents' learning about the child's teacher, the contents of the school program, school laws, and the school's methods of testing children. Chapter 4 discusses before- and after-school care and offers guidelines for examining the types of care available, finding care, and determining whether the child care offered fits the parents' needs. Chapter 5 explains the parents' role in their child's education and suggests activities to help the child succeed in and out of school. An appendix lists detailing actions involved in good parenting and skills for parents to develop in dealing constructively with their or their child's anger. (KDFB)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Child Development, Elementary Education, Health Needs, Kindergarten, Learning Readiness, Parent Child Relationship, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Children, Psychological Needs, Safety, School Entrance Age, School Readiness, Screening Tests
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.