Starting School With Roots & Wings Online Course for Kindergarten Families

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Are you looking for support as your child enters into and thrives through Full Day Kindergarten?

The Roots & Wings Online Course is for all parents and caregivers who want to take a proactive approach, feel informed and empowered to set your child up for success.

High quality information that you can watch on demand from a Kindergaren teacher and mom. Feel empowered and consident to set your child up for success. Prepare the whole family for the physical, emotional and social shifts that take place during this important milestone of starting school.

During this 3 hour workshop, you will be guided by Kim Marshall, creator of the Starting School with Roots & Wings Facebook group as well as experienced Kindergarten teacher and mom. Kim will arm you with valuable tips and tricks as you uplift your child during this time of transition and beyond. When parents feel informed about Kindergarten, they transfer this positive energy into their children, setting them up for a lifetime of engaging school experiences!

Guest speakers: Dima Alsakka OT (Bumble Bee OT) "Self-Regulation, Sensory Processing, Fine and Gross Motor Development", Sarah Symmes Pelvic Health Therapist (Centred Physio) "Becoming a Bladder Boss: Navigating Pee Accidents and Constipation."

Highlights from other expert panel members: Dr. Michelle Peris (The Poppy Clinic), Sam Peris Nutrition, Leslie Hood & Katie Tranter (@we.mama), Emma Hendry-Dickie (Certified Sleep Sense Consultant).

In this workshop you will learn about:

Part 1

What is the big deal about starting school?

Kindergarten 101

How do I know my child is ready

Anticipating Kindergarten: how to prepare

Part 2

The Kindergarten supply list

Packing school lunches and snacks

How can I support my child with sleep

How can I support my child with nutrition

Part 3

Social skills and language development

Separation and support

Fostering engagement through relationships

Strategies for a smooth September and beyond

We will address popular questions and concerns including but not limited to:

What if my child isn't ready? What if I'M not ready?

What should I do if my child is born in December?

How can I support my child's immune system?

What if my child never attended preschool or daycare?

What if my child still needs help in the bathroom or getting dressed?

What if my child is shy?

How do I effectively encourage independence and self-help skills?

What if my child still naps in the afternoon?

What if my child and I have spent very little time apart?

What if my child is a picky eater?

What if my child doesn't speak English?

About the Host: Kim Marshall is the creator of the Facebook Group "Starting School with Roots & Wings". She is a passionate Kindergarten teacher who is fostering an online community of 3,000+ families as they uplift their school-aged children through exciting new experiences of curiosity and relationship. Her holistic approach helps parents focus in on what is important and consider the "whole child" during the early years. Her ideas honour the child and empower the parents as they take ownership of an exciting and emotional milestone- starting school. Kim has 12 years of teaching experience and lives with her husband and 2 daughters (6 years and 3 years) in Port Credit, Ontario.

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