Graduation ceremonies are happening at nearly every preschool in the area, and the pint-sized graduates are donning their caps and gowns, while their mothers tear up wondering where the time has gone. They're becoming kindergartners in a blink of an eye.
Granted, I’m sure these same sentimental mommies will be just as anxious, nervous and excited at their child’s high school and college graduations. And probably still wondering —?
So what do you think, is preschool graduation a legitimate rite of passage or is it a joke?
Should preschoolers really get to parade around in caps and gowns to “Pomp and Circumstance”? Or should we be reserving this for their years?
As the mother of a preschooler about to graduate, in my opinion, it is a legitimate rite of passage. After all, in three months, he will be boarding a school bus and venturing off into the unknown world of kindergarten.
I remember before I had children of my own, laughing at my friends who were attending their child’s preschool ceremonies. Perhaps it’s just not something you “get” until you have kids.
I think my son has earned his moment of honor. He’s come so far since his first days at school, when he was so shy he would cry when I drop him off. Now, I have to beg him for a kiss, because he runs off to join his friends. I am very proud of him.
While there is no valedictorian, and there isn’t an official conferring of degrees. The graduates are, in fact, completing their study and moving on. And isn’t that part of the definition of graduation anyway?
So why not let the kids feel they have graduated from “little kid” school and feel the pride of becoming a . After all, it’s not like we’re sending out graduation announcements or asking him to be showered with gifts. In fact, our big celebration will be dinner at the —my son’s favorite restaurant.
What’s your take on preschool graduation ceremonies? How will you celebrate your preschooler’s big day? Tell us in the comment.