How does the Child Study Center programs communicate with our family? The key to successful relationships is communication. Communication is part of our everyday routine at the Child Study Center.
How do you recommend handling separation anxiety? Separation anxiety is a normal part of growth and development. However, some children and/or families find separation difficult. Often a child will react by crying or clinging. Staff members will try to ease the separation anxiety for the child by distracting (interesting her/him in an activity thus diverting attention to playing). The adult may ask for your permission to hold the child in order to build trust. During the day, teachers can give the children a chance to talk about how much they miss you and what they would like to share with you at departure. Families are encouraged to develop a goodbye routine. This may consist of saying goodbye, a kiss, and a wave. This will help your child adjust quickly and develop a sense of security. Never sneak out. Develop a routine. Say goodbye once and depart. Rest assured that your child heard you say goodbye, felt the kiss, and/or saw the wave. Whether or not the child verbally responded by telling you goodbye, you can leave knowing you are helping your child adjust. Keep in mind these ideas:
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