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Get Me to the School on Time

No matter how old or young we are, it seems as if the month of September is dramatically affected by “back-to-school” scheduling; this phenomenon is certainly evident at Gloucester Montessori School, as well as in other educational environments all around us! For some families, the external structure of a school day is welcome. For others, a strict schedule feels like some kind of punishment. Why can’t summer last all year?

Children have their own challenges as the school year begins. Whether your child is riding a bus to public school or getting dropped off in a carpool line, they are switching agendas, and entering into a fresh environment when they leave their home setting and arrive at school. For some children, this transition can be incredibly stressful. Others hop out of the car happily, waving goodbye as they bounce toward the classroom (it wasn’t until my third child that I wi