Gradual Entry 2023 Schedules

ALL-DAY Students – Pre-K & Kindergarten

DATES: September 5th – 8th     TIME:  8:45am – 11:45am   MEMO:  BRING SNACK

DATES: September 11th – 15th  TIME:  8:45am – 1:00pm    MEMO:  BRING SNACK & LUNCH

HALF-DAY Students – Pre-K

DATES: September 5th – 8th      TIME:  9:00am – 10:00am

DATES: September 11th – 15th  TIME:  9:00am – 11:00am    MEMO:  BRING SNACK 

Please note: It is essential that all families in the primary room commit to gradual entry for the first two weeks of school.
Monday, September 18 is the first FULL day of school for all full day preschool and kindergarten students. 8:45AM-3:00PM
A child’s first experience of preschool and group activity is important, so the first few weeks of September are directed towards setting a positive tone and an atmosphere of peace in the classroom. Time is spent going over the limits and guidelines, introducing children to their new classroom, and getting to know each other.
The first days of September begin with all primary children on a gradual entry schedule.

This enables the teachers to spend time bonding with each new child; any fear or anxieties a child may have are lessened when this special kind of attention is given.

The gradual entry gently brings a child through a variety of adjustments and changes associated with starting preschool or kindergarten. The phase-in period is crucial in developing a secure, predictable, and loving atmosphere, which leads to an enjoyable and productive year for all.

Our door is always open so please do not hesitate to call us, drop us a note or email us if you have any questions or concerns about this important aspect of starting preschool and kindergarten at Meadow Montessori School.