Your child’s first day in an early learning environment is the start of a new adventure for your whole family. Naturally, you focus on your child’s reactions, but you probably feel anxious as well.
Long before your child’s first day, you realize that letting go is a two-way street. While your child is learning to let go of you, you must also learn to let go of her. So, if you’re like many new daycare parents, you start trying to figure out a reasonable coping strategy. Hmmm… “I wonder if it’s okay to visit my child during the day?”
That’s actually an excellent idea!
It’s hard to leave your child behind
If you’re like many parents, at some point you must go back to your previous job or begin a new career. This transition requires that you leave your child with a caregiver each day. Before you choose a care situation for your child, you must determine if it meets all of your family’s needs.
- A dedicated, well-educated, caregiving staff
- Daily educational experiences
- A curriculum that incorporates learning into play experiences
- A center that welcomes parental involvement and communication
- A clean, safe, and secure property
- A warm, welcoming, and caring environment
- An Open Door policy so I can visit my child during the day
When your child’s daycare center provides a quality curriculum and staff and a caring atmosphere, it helps your child build a solid educational foundation. If either of you feels anxious, it often interferes with their overall educational experience. That’s why it’s essential to choose a daycare center with an Open Door Policy.
Making it easy to visit my child during the day
As a parent, you can’t simply drop off your child and not think about her the rest of the day. It’s the same for your child. So, of course, she’s thinking about you, even when she’s enjoying a full day of fun and activities.
When your child’s daycare center has an Open Door Policy, you don’t have to visit your child every day, but you can if you want to. Here are some of the benefits of a flexible daycare center visiting policy.
- You can decide if and when you want to visit your child.
- You have a chance to see how your child performs in class and interacts with others.
- You will feel more confident about your child’s daycare environment.
- Your child will feel more confident and less anxious about you.
Learn more about our Open Door Policy
At The Learning Center, we understand your concerns about spending a day away from your child. That’s why we’ve established a flexible Open Door Policy at our Windsor, South Windsor, and Manchester campuses.
To learn more about our educational programs and family-friendly policies, complete our contact form. We’ll follow up with you as soon as possible.