Before we know it, Redeemer CDC will open its doors to you all once again.
There are so many different ways were are preparing for the big day. We’re working on health checks, thorough cleaning procedures, staff training, and so much more. While we are busy prepping for opening day, we need your help too.
While the health and safety procedures are obviously important, the care and comfort of your child’s mental well-being is essential too.
It’s time to start talking to your kids.
June 1st will be here before we know it. It’s crucial to start preparing your kids for their new “normal.”
Talk to your children about what to expect.
Talk to your children about their feelings.
Talk to your children about returning to school.
The more you include the talk of school in your daily conversations, the easier the transition.
Things to Work on:
- Start making a game plan for the first day of drop-off.
- Talk to your kid about being safe and doing things to stay safe at school.
- For older kids, have them practice social distancing at home so they will know how to do it at school.
- For younger kids, practice wearing your mask around them while you’re home so they can feel more comfortable when they see the staff in masks.
- Remind your children that at the end of the day, they get to go back home with you.
This is all new territory for everyone. Expect for your kids to be a little anxious. Remember to reassure their feelings and encourage them through these unprecedented times.
Have patience. Give grace. BREATHE.
Next time we talk about this, I’ll go a little more in depth on this topic and give real-life examples on how to help your kids start acclimating to school again.
There will be a huge learning curve, but we will get through this together.
Happy HUMP Day, friends! 🙂