Friends of ours had a daughter who was exactly the opposite. They checked out more than one daycare centre. The last one they visited the little girl went towards the other children. The teacher said to let her go to she how she interacted with the other children, especially as at that stage they had not long moved into the area. She had such a good time in the few minutes they were there filling out forms etc. The first official morning of daycare her Mum thought she may have an upset child when she left her. To her surprise, when they went through the gates before they were let inside, she told her Mum that she was Ok, that she could go. Needless to say she signed them both in. took her daughter to the room, spoke to the teacher and left quickly, signed herself and didn’t know whether to laugh or cry once she got in the car. I think she probably did a bit of both. Missy missed it on Public Holidays and asked when she was going again. At that stage she didn’t have any siblings and none of their new friends in this State had children around her age at all. Their other relatives all lived interstate. They moved here as the Dad was transferred with work. MInd you I know of children who cry when left, yet are sometimes reluctant when it is time to leave their little friends and go home.
Published 19th February 2019