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  1. melissa
    February 1, 2012

    She is going to do great! Your list sounds fantastic. Having something from home will surely help you! No need to pray:) So glad the work is doing great!

  2. Brandi Yee
    February 1, 2012

    Sounds like she is doing awesome! You always have such great tips and I think these are pretty spot on as well ;) Glad work is going well!

  3. Rose
    February 1, 2012

    Great list! Making transitions in life is always tough. I know that this would be really hard for me, too. I’m glad that your little one is doing well and that the job is going okay so far. That’s great about the apartment!

  4. Suzanne
    February 1, 2012

    These are EXCELLENT tips! Especially the don’t peek one. I work at daycare, and the don’t peek is a very big thing. We have parents dropping off the little ones, and if they peek, not only does it break the parent’s heart, but if their LO sees them? The cycle starts all over again, and the crying just gets worse.

    Another tip, and for most parents it goes without saying I know, but keep your daycare teacher updated on what’s going on at home, at least minimally. LO is teething? Starting to try to potty train? Going through a stressful time at home? Please let us know. We don’t need details, and won’t pry. But the heads-up is nice. I can name a few times when I’ve mentioned things to the parent, like so-and-so has diaper rash, or something similar, only to have the parent go ‘Oh I knew that.’, and look at me like I’m stupid, or like I think they’re a horrible dumb parent.

    • AdminJamin
      February 2, 2012

      Great tips! You’re absolutely right – parents and teachers NEED to communicate!

  5. Tracy
    February 5, 2012

    Sounds like it is going well. It took Logan awhile to be okay with daycare. But now he loves it! As I know Cupcake will too :) When she starts talking about her teachers and her friends, it is wonderful

    • AdminJamin
      February 5, 2012

      Oh wow that does sound wonderful. I seriously can’t even picture her talking!! She walks around saying “Ha!” (Hat), “Hah!” (Hot) and “Cuh!” (Cup) but that’s it. :)

  6. Lori
    February 7, 2012

    These are great tips. Fortunately, L has been going to daycare since he was 9 months and he has always been pretty good about it. There are still those days every now and then when I just don’t wanna let go of him though. It is really tough. That is so cool you work in the same place as Cupcakes goes to daycare. Good luck!

    • AdminJamin
      October 30, 2012

      Yes I’m told that I picked the worst age to start bringing Cupcakes to daycare! It’s easier when they’re younger for sure!

  7. Jordan
    October 22, 2012

    LOVE that you’re providing tips! I wish you’d used Child Care though, not daycare. Daycare can be such an alienating word and it’s not all encompassing. Many families need care during non traditional hours. The phrase “daycare” is just SO loaded.

    • AdminJamin
      October 30, 2012

      I’m sorry; I had never heard that the term ‘daycare’ could be offensive! Our center is only open during the day though. I sometimes wonder what parents do when they work non-traditional hours.

  8. Lyn
    October 30, 2012

    I will never forget my son’s first day at Pre-K – he attended Pre-K at our parochial school. I parked in the lot and he hopped out of the car and said, “thanks for the ride Mom!” and started off. I had to stop him and tell him I had to go in with him (we had to sign them into the classroom every day)…..so funny!

    • AdminJamin
      October 30, 2012

      That is funny! I’m glad he did so well; things can get a lot more hairy for parents and kids!! :)

      Jamie

  9. Geneva
    September 9, 2013

    As a daycare provider I agree with all of this list except one. It is really hard t have toys brought in from home. The other kids see it and want to play with it and more than likely your child will no be willing to share. I ask that parents please toys at home. If they want to bring something bring a small blanket that can be pulled out of their cubby when they are needed a snuggle

    • AdminJamin
      September 9, 2013

      I agree about the toys! My kids used to leave theirs by their boxes and would get to hold them if they were upset. Once the toys were dropped, I scooped them up and put them back in their boxes. :)

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