Making Drop Off Easier

If you are wondering how to make drop off and pick up smoother, try giving the responsibility to your child. Begin by having your child walk into the building and to their class. This gives them ownership in the decision, thus taking the power struggle out of things. At the end of the day try to understand that your child might be in the middle of something when you arrive. If you give them a minute to wrap things up, perhaps they will be more prepared to head home without a struggle. You can use our rules if you like regarding time in the hallway. Our rules for the children to be SAFE are to use “walking” feet, use handrails on steps, stay with their parents from car to class, and that only parents open doors. To be RESPONSIBLE we ask them to carry their own things, walk to the classroom, and wash their hands upon arrival to their room. (Especially important as we head into the cold/flu season!)  Our rules for being KIND are simple; we ask them to use a talking voice in the hallway and to say goodbye to their parent when they arrive in the class. When we teach and reinforce any of the behavior expectations, we only focus on one at a time. If you simply remind your child before they enter the building what you expect to see, they will typically do as you ask.