My 17 month old DD has been attending daycare from 9 to 4 two days a week for seven weeks now. She is my only child so this is also my first childcare experience.
I was just looking on other peoples experiences with their kids.
She is normally a very happy, loud and confident little girl. This hasn't changed at home since we started daycare.
The day before daycare I talk to her about it and happily remind her she is going to daycare tomorrow and she happily nodds along. The morning of I will also talk about her going to daycare and what she might do during the day and she is happy.
As soon as she sees the centre (in the car in carpark) she starts crying and continues untill I leave. Before I go I always say see u later and give her a kiss.
The ladies have always told me she stops not long after I leave and seems ok in the arvo untill I walk in the door when there are more tears. They have said she has a good day (same old comment in book "dd has had a wonderful day")
Last week one of the girls mentioned she laughed for the first time at daycare that day. I was a little shocked though as a wonderful day to me would mean she was happy and laughing. She is always laughing?
Anyway sorry for the long post but I was just looking if anyone had advice. Is this normal? Will she get better? It does not seem to affect her at home.
Daycare is also not optional for us either at the moment