Dress for Success…in Kindergarten

Dress for Success.  We all know what that means, but what does it mean for a Kindergarten child.  Children coming to ‘work’ in the Kindergarten classroom should come ready to work and play.  Now that parents are shopping for back to school clothes, please keep in mind the comfort of your child.  As tempting as it may be to buy that perfect outfit for a photo opportunity of the first day of school, please think carefully before dressing your child for that special first day.  Your child will be experiencing many firsts on that first day of Kindergarten:

  • First ride on a school bus
  • First day in a new school
  • First day with a new teacher
  • First day with unfamiliar children
  • First day of all day school (depending upon your school system)
  • First day of not eating lunch at home(again depends on school)
  • First day of new school rules…..and the list goes on and on

Children need to be dressed in comfortable, familiar clothing for this monumental day.  Children should dress comfortably every day of Kindergarten and come ready to sit on the floor, paint, move constantly, play on the playground and get dirty.  Kindergarten classrooms are full of bustling activities.  Please save the special clothing and photo op for a few weeks after school starts when your child has become familiar with his/her daily routine.  Remember, if you want your child to do well in Kindergarten, he/she needs to “Dress for Success.”


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  1. mary louise obrien

    YOu are right, dressing comfortable just adds another bit of comfort to the students first few weeks of school. I imagine you could wear “new clothes” , maybe trying them out a few times at home. The ‘washed ‘ clothing wil lbe now comfortable. thanks for more tips. I remember teaching in k-6 through the years and seeing many a child so upset that they ruined an outfit, even with just markers, paint, and paste. I tried so hard to wash things out but it is almost impossible to keep up with the cleaning in a classroom. good tips, mary

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