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4 Tips to Make Drop-Offs Easier at the Child Care Center December 15, 2017

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4 Tips to Make Drop-Offs Easier at the Child Care Center, Cortlandt, New York

It’s not unusual for children to feel separation anxiety as soon as their parents drop them off at the child care center. While it's hard to see your kid getting upset, there are a few steps you can take to make this moment easier on them and yourself. Read on to learn a few tips to help your little one ease into the transition.

How to Mitigate Drop-Off Anxiety

Follow a Drop-Off Routine

The first step toward helping your child adjust is to follow a drop-off routine. A simple hug or kiss on the cheek is all it takes to give your little one the message that it's time for you to leave. In just a few days, your kid will start associating the gestures with drop-off time and become more comfortable with the new regimen.

Make Goodbyes Quick

As nervous as you are about leaving your little one, it’s best to keep goodbyes short and simple. Arrange a meeting with the child care providers beforehand to provide any last-minute instructions. Sticking around and responding to your upset kid will only prolong the process, making the transition more difficult.

Take Their Comfort Object

Child CareAnother way to help your child feel better is to include their comfort object in the items you send with them to the infant and toddler care center. This can be a favorite toy or blanket that makes them feel comfortable and at home in their new surroundings.

Keep Your Composure

Children are receptive to how their parents react to different situations and mirror those responses in their behavior. Maintain your composure in front of your kid and reassure them about their care arrangements. Seeing your confidence will help them feel excited about this new stage and help them look forward to it.


Consulting the experienced child care experts at A Rising Star Children's Center will give you further insights into making the adjustment easier for everyone involved. They have furnished countless parents in Cortlandt Manor, NY, and the surrounding areas with efficient infant and toddler care services for nearly 15 years. For further information about the staff and scheduling, call (914) 788-4582 or visit their website.

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