First day of kindergarten

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    First day of kindergarten

    My son will be starting K1 at an international kindergarten this year. I just realised that this school expects parents to drop off the kids and leave right from day 1. I know there are schools where parents can spend some time with the child in the classroom at least on the first day and that for the first week they have just an hour of school.

    What's the usual practice?


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    It really depends on what kind of "International" are you going to. Different school has different rules.

    Our one has 3weeks separation period, when parent/caregiver can stay within the school till the child is ready.


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    You're right, from asking around, it really seems to vary a lot. My son's school expects them to just go it alone from day one, which I thought was strange. I guess a lot of kids in Hong Kong do pre-pre-school classes so they're used to it, but still seems a lot for a 3-year-old.


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    I think it's vary depends on every child. My bb start play group since she was 1yrs old, but she can't do separation until she is 3yrs old, while some can do it when they were 2.
    Some of the things we should ask when we apply for a kindergarten are: 1.the separation, toilet training, 2. drop off/pick up arrangement for parents, 3. school policy with students/teachers' health. 4. parents/teachers communication systems.
    Any how, try to do some separation training with your son this summer. Hopefully, he will be fine after a few weeks of school. Good Luck!


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    Thanks for writing in. Yeah, I guess it depends on the child. My son is more clingy, but he's become more confident as he grows older. Fingers crossed he's okay at school.