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Getting Your Young Child Ready for the First Day of School
Written by:  Dr. Ellen Wolock, Division of Early Childhood Education
New Jersey Department of Education

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Young children can experience anxiety about starting school. Some children are nervous about what is going to happen. Others are completely relaxed, but when they start school, they are not emotionally prepared, and may have a difficult time in the beginning of the school year. Preparing yourself and your child will go a long way in creating a smooth transition.

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Ways to Support School Readiness
Written by:  Dr. Ellen Wolock, Division of Early Childhood Education
New Jersey Department of Education

Painted hand printsMore than anything else, parents want their children to do well in school and succeed in life. Young children are already learning at an incredibly rapid pace. Think of how quickly children have gone from being dependent babies to walking and talking, and relatively independent young boys and girls. So, is it time to pull out the workbooks and flashcards? No!!!!

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