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Do you have children starting or returning to school? In many homes, there can be anxiety and excitement around starting school for both parents and children alike.

The following links offer some tips and resources around preparing for the return or start of school. From all of us at FAN, we wish you and your family all the best as your little ones head to school this Fall.

Author Claire McCarthy, MD from Harvard Publishing, has come up with 7 tips to help your child transition to school for their very first time. Please see the link below to read her article, “7 Tips to Help Your Child Start School for the First Time.”

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe offers some advice to make a successful transition back to school after summer break. Her article, “6 Simple Routines for Back-To-School Sanity” provides some strategies to ease children back in the routine of school. To view the article please follow the link below.

Another great resource to help families transition back into the school routine can be found on the Health Families BC website. Follow the link below to determine how your child might express anxiety around going back to school.

Lastly, School District 20 has some information specific to the schools throughout the region including a supply list, the school calander and other important information. Visit the School District 20 at