New schedules, new experiences, new friends — changes in our children’s lives can be challenging, no matter what their age. And getting your little one ready for their first days in school can be quite the task for both parent and child. But, with these tips, you’ll be able to prepare them to take those first steps with confidence.

Tips for getting your little one ready for their first days of school

Tip 1 – Toilet Training & Independence:

Practice makes perfect. Young minds and little fingers need to try things like using the potty, buttoning shirts, and even putting on their own shoes multiple times before the skills stick. Buy a backpack so they can practice carrying it and make sure they can easily open all those finicky lunch containers.

Tip 2 – Get Busy & Talk About It:

Play of all kinds is essential for a young child’s development. Create time to play with your child, encourage them to play on their own, and talk about what they see, hear, and feel to develop their cognitive and communication skills.

Tip 3 – Visit

For a complete guide and more tips, read the Preparing for Preschool blog post and start your child’s application for the Calgary French & International School certified childcare Early Childhood Education program. Spaces are available, but limited for the 2022-23 school year!

Calgary French and International School (Family Fun Calgary)

About Calgary French & International School

The Calgary French & International School (CFIS), located in the southwest community of Cougar Ridge and nestled into the Paskapoo Slopes, is Alberta’s top French immersion school for Preschool to Grade 12. Their multilingual student experience is built on active leadership, global citizenship, and academic excellence.

In a rich, experiential learning environment, CFIS students thrive through exposure to languages, travel, art, music, athletics, and international perspectives with connections to UNESCO, Round Square, and the International Baccalaureate Programme.

Give your child the best start possible with full French immersion at Calgary French & International School. Now accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year, for preschool and up. Apply today at

Calgary French and International School (Family Fun Calgary)

Calgary French & International School:

Where: 700 77 St SW, Calgary, AB