Sending your child to day care, whether it’s a daycare center or a family care home can be an anxious time for everyone, but there are ways to help make the transition to child care a smoother process for the whole family when starting daycare.
Preparing Toddlers for Daycare.
Preparation is the key for both the child and the Parent(s) when starting daycare. Before formal care is to begin it is very important to start talking to your toddler early on about where he or she will be going, tell them how fun it will be and what they will do there during the day. Take the time to explain to your child(ren) what the child care daily routine will be each day and to reassure them that Mommy or Daddy will always be with them to take them to daycare in the morning and there to pick them up in the afternoon. Parent(s) don’t worry on what to say to your child when starting daycare… there are lots of parenting books available that can help tell stories about going to child care, or preschool daycare and use them as they may be a good introduction start before beginning child care.
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Daycare Tips for Smooth Child Pick-ups.
- Take a moment to connect with your child’s daycare staff members to understand your child’s day at daycare. It’s so important to pause and appreciate all the love and kindness they provide to your little ones each day. Try to always ask time permitting even on good days and on the bad!
- Try to gather your child(ren)’s stuff first that needs to go home before you go to get your child(ren). A simple school bag or backpack can make it easier to grab and storage things and give you “hands free” abilities when getting your children from the daycare.
- Try the same tips for making your child(s) drop-off easier — allow yourself time to not be in a rush if possible. But if you’ve had a rough day, try to remember to take a deep breath to shake it off before entering the daycare home or center…even if it means you’ll be in a rush to get your child packed up and out the door.
- Talk about what you’re going to do at home. When picking-up my child I often say, “let’s go home to see daddy!” and my daughter’s face lights up. Sometimes maybe remember to have your child(s) favorite toy in the car waiting for them just in case he/she needs that little distraction to get them to go home with you and prevent them having problems leaving their friends at the daycare.
- Try yo have a consistent plan and stick to it. If you are willing to let your child(ren) keep playing for 15 minutes when you arrive that the daycare, great. However, if you have some place to be, an appointment and can’t hang around, don’t dilly dally with your child. Let your child(ren) know and stick to the plan. Also, if you pick up your children after 5 p.m., presume your child will be hungry and remember to bring snacks for them especially if you have a long commute home ahead.
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