Visit 2-3 times before she starts
Drop off her personal items before your start day.
Plan extra time into drop off and pick up
Insist on a Daily Care Sheet, you provide last diaper/feed time and any issues/needs she has for the day, they tell you diaper/feed times, things she did, questions, concerns
Write a little note telling about her likes/dislikes, how she likes to be comforted, things that bother her.
At Droppoff get her settled, intrested in a toy and say good bye.
Don't go back to her if she cries allow the caregiver to comfort her this will build their bond
Call when you get to work and later in the day or have them call you
Keep as positive an outlook on this as you can. My Daughter loves her provider and is struggling to get out of my arms at drop off and cries when its time to go home.
at 6:52 PM on Oct. 3, 2008