From the moment your child awakens, start talking about school—in a casual manner. Don’t overdramatize the situation or sound apologetic about it. Just talk as if you assume that it’s a part of the day.
Pick a special item or toy for your child to take to school and show to the other students or the teachers.
Have a special “pre-school” and “post-school” routine. Play a special “going to school” song just before you leave the house or in the car on the way to school. Stop off at a coffeeshop together for a quick breakfast; share it before you go to school. Play in the park together after school—or make a regular trip to the ice cream or smoothie store.
Learn the names of the children at school, especially the ones your child regularly plays with. Work them into your pre-school spin.