Home » Home and Family

Information on the Procedures of a Child Daycare

Jul 19, 2008
The transition from staying home to entering a full time daycare can be a difficult one for many children. The transition between home and this type of environment will go much more smoothly if the child is trusted to a high quality place of care. Because of the nurturing environment they can offer, many families look to their immediate loved ones or acquaintances for possible providers. As this is not always an option, many resources are available for selecting a caregiver.

By asking around the community, often you can get a great idea about a daycare center through word of mouth. This way experiences can be relayed, either good or bad, and eccentricities discussed. Reviews that are negative with all parents should immediately wave a red flag - on the other hand, inconsistent comments can simply be acknowledged as the result of individual idiosyncrasies.

Presuming word of mouth does not pan out why not try obtaining a list of daycare providers from your Department of Social Services. Part of a pediatrician's job is to listen to the daily welfare concerns of their patients, and for that reason, many pediatricians will be able to give you good recommendations. It also doesn't hurt to look through classifieds, both in your newspaper and in your classified section of your paper.] The next step is to inspect the provider's premises, and take your child with you as you go. This helps ease the eventual sense of trauma that the child will feel entering the provider's care because it gives a sense of familiarity.

Always send the item from home that gives the child the biggest sense of comfort to the daycare if at all possible. Since homesickness is the main cause of the child's inability to adjust to the facility, this step can help overcome that problem. You can sometimes also help your child by giving them a photograph of yourself, but you should judge whether or not that will only make matters worse. An additional way to calm the child is by remaining with them for a few additional minutes while they get interested in an activity. For many children, the simple step of having their parent tell them that they are going to be back by a certain time and having that parent consistently keep that promise is immensely helpful. Many children are able to calm down and enjoy their daycare experience more if they know when you are going to be returning, and if you so consistently at the same time every day.

Failing to be upbeat as you send the child off can have the nastiest side effect of all. Your attitude, positive or negative, is one that the child will pick up and mimic. Your child is likely to cry regardless, but they are just as likely to settle down after a few minutes. Leaving with a simple good-bye is best, as is returning with praise and hugs at the end of a long day for you both.
About the Author
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 119
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources