Families should establish a morning routine of saying good-bye.  It is important to come on time to school each day so that your child is part of the morning settling-in process.  Students feel uncomfortable entering the class after the dynamics of the morning is in full swing.


    Remember that the separation process begins as early as the breakfast table or during the drive to school.  A calm and relaxed atmosphere helps both parent and young child to begin the day positively. If you have any questions or concerns about separating from your child, do not hesitate to talk with the classroom teacher. 


    The first thirty (30) days of school, EFWMA does not permit parents into the classroom so the students can acclimate to a new environment. This thirty day period is mandatory for parents enrolling their children during the school year. Experience and research has proved the longer contact with your child in the building prolongs the separation anxiety.