I'm worried about my child's transition to a full day

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Many children initially struggle; it's a long day! To help with the transition, Washington kindergartners have a rest and read period built into their daily schedule during the first half of the school year. It's typical for some children to fall asleep on their nap mats during the first several weeks of school. That's a good thing. Parents can also help by setting an earlier bedtime and reducing the number of after school activities and playdates. Your child's cranky, whiney behavior won't last forever and remember, they always save the worst for you!