I’ll never forget the first day I dropped off my oldest child at preschool. I’d never left her in a building that didn’t also contain myself, her father, or one of her grandparents, and the very notion felt wrong, like I’d signed my right arm into a classroom and would be expected to live without it for the next three hours. Long story short: I cried, she loved it, and we all were better for that first school experience.
Fast forward five years and five preschool classrooms later. My youngest graduated from pre-K a few months ago, making me a sort-of expert in the inner workings of a school for the littlest students. One thing’s for sure: I have the must-have products and school supplies for a successful, smooth-as-possible preschool experience down pat. If you’re at a loss of what your new preschool student needs for school, don’t despair. This comprehensive list will earn you both your first gold star.