Starting Child Care It’s a Transition for Parents Too!


As I talked with a mother, Dawn, about the past year with her infant daughter in my care, she shared how hard it was to start coming to the program: “I really didn’t know you yet, and I worried that you might not take good care of Lucy. Worse, I was afraid that she might forget me.” Then Dawn con- fessed, with some embarrassment, “Sometimes, when I smelled your scent on her clothes, I felt like she was cheating on me.”

Source: Young Children/National Association for the Education of Young Children

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