How can I make my daycare transition easier?
Here’s our list of tips and tricks for making the childcare transition much easier!
- Visit your new center with your child.
- Talk about childcare with your child.
- Practice experiences outside the home.
- Give yourself lots of time for drop off.
- Ease into it.
- Ensure your child has proper supplies.
How do I prepare for daycare?
It is a good idea to pack ahead of time and print out a checklist with everything you’ll need, such as:
- Extra clothes (extra layers with at least 3-4 outfit changes)
- Diaper supplies (diapers, diaper cream, wipes)
- Nap supplies (blankets, sleep sacks)
- Feeding supplies (bottles, nipples, liners, milk or formula)
What guidance strategies work best with toddlers?
Setting Limits: Guidance and Discipline
- Be patient.
- Be consistent.
- Make sure that what you expect fits your child’s age.
- Tell and show your child what you want him to do.
- Criticize the behavior, not the child.
- Help your child express her feelings in words, rather than hitting, kicking or screaming.
How do daycares handle the first day?
How to Prepare Your Toddler for Their First Day at Daycare
- Talk About Daycare. The more you talk about something the more your child will be comfortable with it.
- Get Them Excited.
- Try Out the Library.
- Work on Independence.
- Sleep Schedule Changes.
- Morning Routine.
- Practice Drop Offs.
- Meet the Teacher.
What three questions should parents consider in setting limits?
What three questions should parents consider in setting limits? Does it allow them to learn, explore, and grow? Is it fair? Does the limit benefit the child?
What should I look for in a child-care environment?
Of course, any child-care environment should be kept clean, childproofed, and well stocked with sturdy books and toys that are age-appropriate. Other details to consider: When older children share the space, toys with small parts (choking hazards) should be kept away from younger babies.
What should I tell my caregiver when handing off my Baby?
When you first hand off your child in the morning, you should tell the caregiver how your little one slept the night before, if he is teething, and whether he ate breakfast. At the end of the day you’ll want to know similar information, such as the number of diapers he went through, when he napped, and if he seemed happy overall.
How do I size up a child-care option?
Here are eight ways to size up a child-care option. 1. Look down. When you’re visiting a potential site, pay attention to how the staff interacts with the children. Ideally, a caregiver should be on the floor playing with the kids or holding one on her lap.
How can I make my relationship with my child’s caregiver better?
Make sure you can communicate comfortably with each other. When you first hand off your child in the morning, you should tell the caregiver how your little one slept the night before, if he is teething, and whether he ate breakfast.