Small Step for Mankind, Huge Step for a Preschooler: 44 Cute Preschool Graduation Quotes

Most parents dread the day when their little munchkins would no longer need them. But I wouldn’t worry about that while your young ones are still in preschool. Strangely enough, time only seems to speed up when they move on to kindergarten. Hopefully, one of the adorable preschool graduation quotes I’ve found will bring you peace of mind before that happens.

Only yesterday, they were staggering over their first steps and words. Then, just as suddenly, they were zipping around and blabbering as though they came out of the womb at a gallop. And now they’re mastering their numbers and ABCs! With time they will learn how to write an essay, solve complex puzzle, and develop independence and responsibility. But even though they won’t always be babies, they’ll always be the same kids you potty trained just a few short years ago. It’s certainly a bittersweet moment — but there’s no need to five into despair.

After all, there are so many reasons to rejoice! The end of preschool showed me that my kids were becoming more independent. They stopped asking us “do my assignment for me“. I could see that they’re a bit more prepared to take on the world. But don’t worry, it’ll be years before they actually set out into the unknown. Perhaps next time they will be graduating from a plumbing school in the future, qualifying as a plumber! Until then, you can read through the words of wisdom I’ve collected below.

They’re Not Babies Anymore! 44 Preschool Graduation Quotes to Commemorate the Occasion

Preschool Graduation Quotes for Parents — They’ll Be All Grown Up Before You Know It

#1. “Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly, you blink and they’re gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that’s a joy.” — Liam Neeson

#2. “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ― Albert Einstein

#3.  “Children are our most valuable resource.” — Herbert Hoover

#4. “The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” — Denis Waitley

#5. “There is no bigger blessing than knowing that your child will grow up to be a fantastic young adult.”

#6. “Let your children live as children. They’re only that little for a short while!”

#7. “How amazing it is that children grow up in the blink of an eye.”

#8. “I remember looking forward to my kids growing up so that I’d finally have some peace, but now it’s just too quiet around here.”

#9. “How can parenting be such a paradox? It moves in such a slow-motion and a fast speed both at the same time!”

#10. “Remember the past, live in the present, and look forward to the future.”

#11. “Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life.” — Frederick W. Robertson

#12. “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” — Malcolm X

#13. “Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.”

#14. “Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.” — Senator Orrin Hatch

#15. “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting! So… Get on your way!” — Dr. Seuss

Preschool Graduation Quotes to Share With Your Child

#16. “Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.” — Nora Ephron

#17. “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” — B.B. King

#18.“Preschool is SO last year! Kindergarten, here I come!”

#19. “I’m a little graduate

Aren’t you proud of me?

I know my numbers and my ABCs

I made lots of friends and had fun too

Now I’m off to the big kids’ school!”

#20. “Growing up happens so quickly. Childhood memories, however, are there to stay.”

#21. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr. Seuss

#22. “You’ve got brains in your head. You’ve got feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. Kid, you’ll move mountains.” — Dr. Seuss

#23. “The old rules are crumbling and nobody knows what the new rules are. So make up your own rules.” — Neil Gaiman

#24. “The most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity and to not give in to peer pressure to try to be something that you’re not.” — Ellen DeGeneres

#25. “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.” ― John Wooden

#26. “Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before. ” ― Bonnie Blair

#27. “I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful.” ― Natalie Portman

Quotes for the Little Ones’ Teachers to Remember

#28. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

#29. “Their minds were not built to sit and be taught. They were built to explore, play, and learn.”

#30. “It takes a big heart to shape a little mind.”

#31. “What we learn with pleasure we never forget.” — Alfred Mercier

#32. “Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me.” — Fred Rogers

#33. “A child starts is like a blank piece of paper, and everyone that they meet along the way while growing up leaves a mark on them.”

#34. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” ― Margaret Mead

#35. “Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.” — Jess Lair

#36. “Be silly, be honest, be kind.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

#37. “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” ― Pamela Vaull Starr

#38. “Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.” ― Jim Rohn

#39. “All students can learn and succeed, but not on the same day in the same way.” ― William Spady

#40. “Most great learning happens in groups. Collaboration is the stuff of growth.” ― Sir Ken Robinson

#41. “Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun.” — Mignon McLaughlin

#42. “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” ― Dr. Seuss

#43. “Children will listen to you after they feel listened to.” ― Jane Nelsen

#44. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” ― Walt Disney

To Conclude

As you can see, kids have so many amazing experiences to look forward to after preschool. Anxious children, parents, and even teachers often lose sight of that. So read through these preschool graduation quotes to remind yourself of the great adventure that lies ahead for you and your child. Most of all, kids just need your support — and isn’t that just the easiest thing to provide?