Field trips are a fun part of every child’s education. They get the opportunity to visit interesting places with their peers and learn something new together. Leaving a classroom’s safety comes with a number of risks which is why it is important to keep a few safety ideas in mind for preschoolers’ field trip.
Have a talk – Before you head out on your field trip, talk to your students about safety. It is important to discuss the importance of not wandering off, not talking to strangers and assure them that you are there if they need anything.
Make them easy to spot – You should make sure that the children wear brightly-colored clothes. This will make them stand out and ensure that you can easily spot them in any type of environment, whether they are outdoors at a park or inside at a children’s museum.
Choose parent chaperones wisely – When you go on a field trip, there should be as many adult eyes as possible – you cannot be everywhere all at once by yourself. While choosing a chaperone, pick a parent who is responsible, mature and firm.
Count heads often – The last thing you want to do is lose a student, so count heads as often as you can. This will help ensure that everyone is accounted for.
Assign each student a partner – Get your students in pairs by assigning each of them a partner. This helps keep things more organized which is important for safety. It will also give them a sense of responsibility.
With these tips, you can make sure that you and your preschoolers have a fun field trip. You can give them a day of fun and learning without any worries.
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Dorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are three Preschool and child care centers located throughout Southern California. First School provides a hands-on approach to preschool education and child care programs that emphasizes all around child development. In addition to their intuitive academic approach, First School also focuses on developing a child’s social skills and self-confidence, which is made possible in their intimate learning atmosphere.