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End of Year Attendance Still a Priority

Research shows that kids who miss too much kindergarten may struggle more later in school.


Your child will be absent or tardy less if you:


--Make reliable transportation and childcare plans.


--Organize school supplies ahead of time.  Mornings are too rushed to sign permission slips, fill out forms and review schoolwork.  Do these tasks in the evening.


--Emphasize bedtime and morning routines. Stick to a regular, reasonable sleep schedule to make mornings easier.  Doing things in the same order each day (waking up, brushing teeth, getting dressed, etc.) builds kids' self-esteem.


Early Childhood Parents, 2012