While graduation planning for older school children is often well-marked territory, nursery and pre-k graduation ceremonies are often anything but traditional.
Pre-k graduation commencement might range from dressing up in full graduation regalia and receiving diplomas, or feature simple songs to sing or skits to be performed for an assembly of proud and joyful parents. It all depends on the age and development of a particular class of very young students (with some experts differing on what might be considered age-appropriate.)
Just be sure your pre-k ceremony is fun and memorable for the participants - not a traumatic experience they'd rather soon forget!
If you're a parent planning a party afterwards for your little graduate, remember the rule of thumb when it comes to toddler party ideas: the number of invitations sent out should equal the child's age +1. As always, avoid tears by keeping the pre-k graduation party short and sweet for this age group and provide lots of easy finger foods (fries, mini-pizzas, chicken fingers) to keep everybody smiling.
Finally, don't forget the camera. You want to make sure you will have a record of this aww-inducing milestone!
Around the Web, preschool teachers and parents can help themselves to a variety of online resources to help plan their graduation ceremonies, and the party afterwards, along with tips & suggestions for poems, songs and how to's on making graduation keepsakes for your little one ....