Matthew 19:14 (NIV)

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 

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Often children have difficulty separating from a parent the first few days of school, especially if being “left” is a new experience for the child. This is perfectly normal, and we expect it! We understand and realize we would probably have anxiety if experiencing a like situation. During this transition keep in mind why your child is attending preschool:

  • To become independent
  • To learn coping skills in an environment other than home, with other adults and children
  • To develop self esteem from within
  • To grow socially and emotionally
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Things to remember:

  • Have your child walk into school
  • Always say “goodbye”
  • Never sneak away
  • Only say “goodbye” when you are ready to leave
  • Look to your child’s teachers to help you and your child

Be aware of your own emotions. Children are very “tuned in” to your feelings and body language. If you are confident and comfortable with separation, your child will feel reassured.

Most children “recover” within several minutes. If not teachers will contact you.

Positive Comments to use at drop-off time:

  • Preschool is a fun place to play and is a special place for children to be together
  • Your teachers will take good care of you
  • This is your time to have fun
  • You will be okay
  • I will be back to pick you up at (time), then we will………
  • Make me a special picture to hang up
  • Have a wonderful time!

Contact Info

Village Church Preschool
6225 Paseo Delicias
PO Box 704
Rancho Santa Fe, CA  92067
Phone: (858) 756-2394
License #372000619
Tax ID # 95-6006164

Preschool Information

  • The Village Church Preschool is a program of the Village Community Presbyterian Church and is licensed by the state of California.
  • Our Preschool is operated on a non discriminatory basis: equal treatment and access to services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry.
  • We believe as Christians in the worth of every individual and accept each child as he/she is.