Coping with Frustrations

By Renee Hennessy, Preschool Director

One of the most important lessons we can teach our children is how to cope with frustrations. In the Preschool, we help children develop and practice their skills by giving them opportunities to make age-appropriate choices and decisions. Sometimes sticking to the decisions they make can be difficult for them, but it’s important for children to experience the consequences of the choices they make. For example, at clean-up time, if a child decides not to participate, s/he may miss an opportunity to play in that area with those materials next time. Our expectations are that children are not allowed to hurt themselves or anyone else when they are frustrated. Working through those big emotions and developing coping skills takes time, patience, and practice. 

New Year, New Book Drive
The New Year, New Book Drive has been a wonderful success! Thank you to our current and former parents for donating books to the Preschool classrooms. Over 50 books have graciously been delivered in just two weeks! Wow! Click here if you are still interested in donating to the Preschool’s bookshelves.

Doughnut Day!
Don’t forget that you are invited to join your child for doughnuts on Friday, February 9th. Please come to your child’s classroom right after carpool. For those new to the School, this event usually only lasts 30-45 minutes. If a parent can’t make it, a grandparent or a favorite family friend can drop in. We hope to see you there!