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Having a special needs child comes with an extreme level of responsibility, and oftentimes, more expenses. So, what do you do when you have to go to work and need someone to care for your child? I struggled with this for about two years before I couldn't financially stay home with my son any longer. I spent a lot of time looking for information about finding the right child care center for my son and what I could do to prepare him for the transition from home to the center. On this blog you will find tips that can help the process go much smoother for you and your child.


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What You Should Know When Taking Your Toddler To Daycare

by Sid Van Minnen

Daycare is an important time in your toddler's life. Your child may be going to daycare for the first time, and it can be scary for you as the parent, and scary for your child as well. When your toddler goes to daycare, there are a number of things you should consider. Read on for a few of these things.

Your Child Won't Always Have Good Days

Remember that your child isn't going to always have good days at daycare. Your toddler may love to go one day and cling to you the next like it's their first day again. Your child isn't always going to want to be there, and that's OK. You have to remember that your child may have woke up not feeling like attending daycare, just like you have days when you don't want to do things either. It's OK for your child to have these feelings, and you just have to remember that once you leave, your child will usually acclimate and end up having a great day.

Your Child Needs Your Support

When your child has bad days or doesn't feel like being at daycare, you have to be supportive, but you can't give in to these feelings. If you remove your child from the situation without even giving them a chance to get used to the daycare, your child may give up and want you to save them all the time. Give your child support, but you still have to give your child some push to try something new.

Your Child Needs Peer Time

Taking your child to daycare means playtime, along with time to learn, but it's also a good time for your child to learn how to play with their peers. Your child needs time with children their own age. Playing with other children their own age is one of the best ways to learn. Your child will learn to share, to take turns, and how to play side by side with other children. If your child is an only child or doesn't usually get to be around other kids, daycare can be very beneficial.

If you are going to be taking your toddler to daycare, there are a number of things you should know. Use the above-mentioned information to help prepare you and your child for daycare. Talk to the daycare teachers about other things you need to know to prepare you and your toddler. Contact a daycare service for more information.