Well, just be prepared for a lot of tears for the first few weeks to a few months.
Some kids handle it better than others though. My 2 1/2 year old only cried for the first month....my (then) 14 month old cried for months. But she's super sensitive.
Give yourself enough time in the morning to get her dressed, and explain to her where she's going. When you get there, introduce her to her teacher, and explain to her again where she is and that you'll be back later to get her. A safe estimate is about 10-15 minutes for drop-off in the morning.
Now...she's going to cry. BUT. Don't prolong your good-bye and don't sneak out on her. Say good-bye, kiss her good-bye, and leave. DON'T KEEP COMING BACK!
Its important that you stand firm. Its hard, I know it is, but you've got to. In no time, she won't even notice you leaving.
at 9:10 PM on Feb. 14, 2009