Moving in itself can be a challenge. But moving with preschool age children can be even more of a struggle or concern. Children between the age of 3 & 5 have a lot of belongings, but may not be much help throughout the process. In fact, they may actually bring on more challenges when it comes to changing homes, emotional outbursts, and possibly leaving their current friends or preschool. There are ways to go about facing these challenges to provide the most support and make the transition as smooth as possible for both you and your toddler.
Understanding Your Toddlers Emotions About Moving
It is important that you pay attention to your toddler’s emotions. Let them ask any questions that they may have, so they understand what is happening. For example, you may tell your toddler the family is moving, and they may seem very upset. Ask them why they are upset. You may be surprised at their answer. Did you tell your child that they will be able to take their toys with them? They may have assumed that moving means leaving everything behind, and their favorite stuffed animal won’t be coming along. Provide positive reassurance! If your child reacts poorly to the idea, it may be as simple as they don’t fully understand what is going on. Of course, you do not have to go into complete details, but take time and talk to your toddler.
Searching For a New Preschool When Moving in Michigan
As a parent ensuring that your child is receiving the best possible childcare is at the top of the list. When moving, finding a preschool that meets your standards is a priority. Paradigm Childcare and Enrichment understands the stress moving can cause on preschoolers and their parents.
We have two locations in the following Michigan cities:
- Canton, MI
- Waterford, MI
If one of our locations is within travel distance to your work or home, please contact us today about enrolling your child in preschool or daycare services at any time of the year. We offer top of the line preschool or childcare services for infants or toddlers.