Interested in Full-time Daycare?

March 4th is the grand opening for ECC’s infant/toddler program.

If you think your child is ready for full-time daycare, we want to ensure that families are well-prepared for the transition. We understand that this can be a significant adjustment for both children and parents alike, so we’ve compiled some essential tips to help make the transition smoother for everyone involved:

1. Establish a Routine: Start implementing a consistent daily routine at home that closely mirrors the schedule your child will follow at daycare. This can include regular feeding times, nap schedules, and playtime routines.

2. Gradual Exposure: If possible, gradually expose your child to longer periods of time away from you in preparation for full day care. This could involve leaving them with a trusted family member or caregiver for short intervals to help them become accustomed to being away from you.

3. Familiarize with Caregivers: Take the time to introduce your child to their caregivers at the daycare center before their first day. This can help build familiarity and trust between your child and their new caregivers.

4. Comfort Items: Pack familiar comfort items such as a favorite blanket, stuffed animal, or pacifier in your child’s daycare bag to provide them with a sense of security during the day.

5. Open Communication: Maintain open communication with your child’s caregivers and share any important information about your child’s likes, dislikes, routines, and any special needs they may have.

6. Stay Positive: As challenging as it may be, try to remain positive and reassuring when dropping off your child at daycare. Children are incredibly perceptive and can pick up on your emotions, so projecting confidence and positivity can help ease any anxieties they may be feeling.

7. Give Yourself Grace: Lastly, remember to give yourself grace during this transition period. It’s natural to feel a mix of emotions as you adjust to being away from your child for extended periods, but trust that they are in capable hands and will thrive in their new environmentIf you have any questions or concerns about preparing your newborn or toddler for full day care, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to support you every step of the way.


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