Re: My son just got into daycare after months of being on the wait list. He's now ten months, and has been with the same nanny since three months. Any tips for making the transition into daycare as smooth as possible?
Do as much research as possible before your child goes into daycare. Speak openly and honestly with the center, and ask how they help to transition new children into their program. Offer as much information about your child as possible so they can create a transitional period that best suits him. Don't be afraid to make a list of information to help them understand him even better. Include information such as "If he falls down, he likes..." or "If he acts like ... it means he's overtired." In time every child will get used to a new environment, and the children and toys available at daycare will make the transition even easier.