Getting your child on a sleep schedule

My daughter just turned 3 and I am planning on putting her in preschool, but I am having trouble with putting her on a sleep schedule. She goes to sleep about 8:30pm and when I put her down in her bed, she just gets out and makes me hold her or comes into my bed to sleep or stays up as long as she can since she has already slept and is not tired anymore. What are some things I can do to help her sleep in her own bed all night and keeping her asleep?

00
    05/14/14
    Comment deleted
      05/15/14
      I suppose i am not a good one to ask because my children so slept and it was easy to get them down and when my youngest was of that age she shared a room with her sister and it was easy to get her down!
      1
      About Paula Harned
      Current: Greenwood, Indiana
      Birth: January 09
      On Moms.com since: Apr 11, 2014
      I am a stay at home mom of a little girl Katelyn born 4/17/11 and a boy Trey born 6/24/14 . Been married for 9 yrs and I love to be with my family but looking for other mom's that want that adult conversation and to let their kids have fun.
      All Recent Paula's Posts