7 tips to ease the transition of the child in daycare

February 27, 2023
tips to ease the transition of the child in daycare

Daycare aims to provide a home away from home for kids. With that, providing a nurturing environment filled with opportunities for kids to unwind as well as provide a safe space to express their emotions. As discussed in our last blog, daycare has many other advantages. Such as:  [how daycare effects positively in child development] {Internal link this article}


  • Learning, Communication and Socialization
  • Getting a headstart with early learning 
  • Healthy eating habits are a few examples. 


These pointers prove that daycare is integral to the child’s overall development. With that, selecting the right daycare is a must! This is when Kara4kids come into the picture. Renowned as the best daycare in Bangalore! 


At Kara, We understand that your child’s needs are different in the first few years of life than they will be later on. They’re still growing and learning, requiring our assistance with everything from naps to tooth brushing. We’ve been working with children since they could walk, so we understand what it takes to keep them safe and happy while you’re at work or out with friends. Kara’s goal is to ensure that your child has a wonderful experience with us, whether it is their first or hundredth time. 


Still, a change of environment can be drastic for a kid; here are our top 7 recommendations to ease your child’s transition into daycare. 


7 tips to ease the transition of the child in daycare

7 tips to ease your transition of your child into daycare.

1. Start Small and Gradual: 


One of the parents’ biggest mistakes when sending their child to daycare is jumping in too fast. Instead, starting small and increasing your child’s time at daycare is important. This can mean starting with a few hours a day, a few days a week, and gradually increasing to full days. This can help your child adjust to the new routine and environment. You will also feel more comfortable with the transition.

2. Visit the Daycare Ahead of Time: 


Before your child starts daycare, it is a good idea to visit the center beforehand. This will allow you to meet the staff, get a feel for the environment, and ask any questions you may have. It will also allow your child to become familiar with the new surroundings and feel comfortable in the space.

3. Establish a Relationship with the Caregivers: 


It is important to establish a relationship with the caregivers at the daycare. This can help your child feel more comfortable in the new environment and can also help you feel more at ease knowing that your child is in good hands. Take the time to get to know the staff, ask them questions, and share information about your child’s likes, dislikes, and routines.

4. Create a Consistent Routine: 


Creating a consistent routine can help your child feel more secure in the new environment. This can mean establishing a set drop-off and pick-up time, creating a morning routine that includes breakfast, dressing, and preparing for the day, and creating a bedtime routine that consists of consistent bedtime and winding-down activities.

5. Pack Familiar Items: 


Sending your child to daycare with familiar items can help them feel more at home in the new environment. This can mean packing a favorite toy, blanket, or stuffed animal or sending a family photo that your child can look at when they are feeling homesick.

6. Communicate with the Daycare Staff: 


It is important to communicate with the daycare staff about your child’s needs, preferences, and any concerns you may have. This can mean letting them know about your child’s favorite foods, nap times, playtime activities, and any allergies, medical conditions, or other special needs your child may have.

7. Be Patient and Understanding: 


Finally, being patient and understanding during the transition into daycare is important. Your child may be emotional during this transition. It is important to be supportive and understanding as they adjust to the new routine and environment. 

It’s important to remember that every child is different; some may adjust to daycare more quickly than others. If you are struggling with the transition, contact the daycare staff or other parents for support and guidance. With time, patience, and a positive attitude, you and your child can navigate the transition into daycare and thrive in this new environment.


7 tips to ease the transition of the child in daycare

What else can you do as a parent?


1. Be Positive: 


Children are perceptive and can pick up on your feelings and emotions. If you are positive and upbeat about your child going to daycare, they are more likely to feel positive about the experience.


2. Say Goodbye: 


When it is time to leave your child at daycare, make sure to say goodbye and let them know that you will be back to pick them up. Avoid sneaking out, as this can make your child feel more anxious and upset.


3. Check-In: 


If you are feeling anxious or worried about your child, it is okay to check in with the daycare center to see how they are doing. Many centers offer text or email updates, or you can call to speak with the teacher directly.


4. Be Patient: 


It may take some time for your child to adjust to daycare, so it is important to be patient and understanding. Allow your child to express their feelings and emotions, and provide comfort and support when needed.


5. Celebrate Achievements: 


When your child has a successful day at daycare, make sure to celebrate their achievements. This can be as simple as a high-five or a special treat and can help to build your child’s confidence and sense of accomplishment.


7 tips to ease the transition of the child in daycare

Final Words


In conclusion, daycare is crucial to a child’s overall development. Choosing the right daycare is important, and Kara4kids is an excellent option for parents in Bangalore. However, transitioning to daycare can be challenging for both parents and children. Following the seven tips provided in this article, such as starting small and gradually, visiting the daycare ahead of time, establishing a relationship with caregivers, creating a consistent routine, packing familiar items, communicating with daycare staff, and being patient and understanding, can ease the transition and make it a positive experience for everyone involved. As a parent, being positive, saying goodbye, checking in, being patient, and celebrating achievements can also help support your child during this transition. Parents and children can thrive in this new environment with time, patience, and a positive attitude.

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She has attained her MS ( diploma) in Special Education and a certification in Adult Supervision in Early Childhood Education from the UCLA University.
Her past experiences involves over 30 years of experience in private schools both international and in India.
She has authored poems, conceived books, speaks and consults on the topics related to the whole child development making teaching in the Early Childhood space a reciprocal experience, filled with a vibrancy that creates a powerful sustained shared thinking.
While in the conceptualizing of the curriculum she keeps in mind the importance of honoring a child. Her core belief is in the saying that ” A berry ripens in its own good time and so does a child’s readiness.”

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“The only way to do great work is to love what you do” – Steve Jobs

It is this belief that inspired Ms. Sapna Erappa to follow her passion, after a decade’s career in banking and finance. Her journey in Early Childhood Education began in 2010 and ever since she has worked with renowned preschools in Bangalore in various leadership roles over a span of 15 years. She holds a degree in Finance & Marketing and has wide exposure in Early Years Education. She has participated in a number of Early Childhood Conferences and IB workshops. 

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With a strong belief in how a good Preschool is the vital ingredient in building a Child’s Foundation, Rustumji and his wife envisioned Kara. Upon returning to India after having spent 21 years in the UK, they decided to establish the first pre-school with international standards in Bangalore, much to the delight of discerning parents here. This is how the tale of kara unravelled years ago under the stewardship of Rustumji.



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