One of the most important things you can do to make your young child feel safe is to establish a daily routine. A daily routine gives children a sense of stability in their lives and boosts their confidence as they take steps to becoming independent. Children feel the most secure when their lives are predictable. This includes establishing a regular routine of dropping your child off at your childcare facility at the same time of day on a predictable basis.
Young children do not yet fully understand the concept of time. Instead of ordering their lives around the days of the weeks or hours in the day, they order their life around events. When events happen in the same order every day, children have a better understanding of their world and feel more secure.
We know children learn through their relationships with others and childcare can provide this opportunity for your child to play with others and learn to make friends. By giving them every opportunity to get adjusted to childcare, you are providing them with a chance to play and learn.
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