Keys to a successful drop-off: Getting ready for preschool (and beyond)
The first day of school can bring with it lots of emotions for parents and kids alike. Learn from a former preschool teacher and early childhood specialist about how to set yourself and your child up for success. Whether you are feeling the back-to-school jitters or are excited and ready to drop your child off at the door, this workshop is for you! Bring your questions.
Topics will include:
-talking to young kids about school
-the how and why of phasing in
-components of a strong drop-off routine
-how to say goodbye
-managing big feelings
Melina Gac Levin, MSEd/Special Ed
Melina Gac Levin is an infant and toddler developmental specialist with over a decade of experience working with families and children both in and out of the classroom. Her passion lies in supporting young children and their families to find joy and comfort in themselves, each other and their community. She is enjoying experiencing things firsthand as the mother to an active and curious toddler.
She holds a BA in Visual Arts from Columbia University, a dual Masters in Infant, Toddler and Family Development and Early Childhood General & Special Education from Bank Street College of Education. She is certified to teach children yoga through Asana Alphabet, and infant massage through Loving Touch International. Melina has presented workshops at Bank Street’s Infancy Institute and at the NYSAIS Diversity and Equity in Curriculum Conference. She is influenced by the writings of Magda Gerber and her studies in Body Mind Centering. She is looking forward to teaching graduate students in Bank Street’s World of the Infant class next Spring.