2. Visit the Facility First
Going together to the center or home before the first day will help your child get acquainted with the environment and give you a point of reference when you talk about where he or she will be staying. "Infants and toddlers usually do well with a parent bringing them and staying for a couple of hours, for a couple of days," explains Sutera. "For preschoolers, it can be helpful to have the parent leave for a few hours to ease them into the program."