Starting preschool is a big step and one that may be met with excitement and nerves. Prepare your child for the transition ahead of time by taking a tour of the kindergarten together. Talk about what they are most excited to learn when they start and what their favourites activities are. Establishing a routine and mapping out what needs to happen before leaving the house (e.g. breakfast, brushing their teeth, getting dressed and putting on a hat and sunscreen) gives children a sense of structure and familiarity. Keep the lines of communication open during this crucial stage of your child’s development.