You’re cruising through your workday when you get a phone call: Bobby is struggling at daycare — again. You don’t want to leave work to pick him up, but he’s being too much of a nuisance and won’t stop yelling and crying for you.

You go to your daycare in Pembroke Pines and get him taken care of, but enough is enough. You vow to put an end to this and start researching how to help your child adjust to daycare.

Here at Lil’ Rascals Academy, we’re dedicated to helping parents and children succeed with after-school care, infant daycare, toddler daycare, and more. To do this, today we’ve compiled a list of different ways your child could be struggling with daycare and what you can do to resolve the problem. If you’re interested in finding a daycare center, Lil’ Rascals Academy is one of the best in the area. Visit our Davie, Cooper City, Pembroke Pines, or Weston daycare today for an affordable daycare that truly cares for your children — you can even schedule a free tour.

With Classmates

If your child is consistently struggling with certain classmates, you have a few options.

  • Talk with your child about how to treat others
  • Talk with your childcare provider to see if they have tips
  • Invite the “problem” classmate over to your home for playtime
  • Involve the parent/s of the “problem” classmate
  • Encourage your childcare provider to monitor the situation and keep you posted on updates

With Separation Anxiety

It’s normal for children to feel some anxiety when they first begin daycare and are away from their family. It can be extreme though. Try these techniques:

  • Explain why they’ll be at daycare and when you’ll be back
  • Have them take a security blanket or toy to daycare with them
  • Tour the daycare facility so they’re more comfortable with the environment and teacher

With Nap Time

Whether your child is used to nap time and they’re not getting it at daycare or your child is transitioning away from nap time and the teacher is still having them nap, it could lead to some uncomfortable situations at home. Simply inform the daycare teacher that you would like your child to either participate or not participate in nap time and they’ll respect your decision.

With Potty Training

It’s frustrating to be potty training your child only to pick them up from daycare — in diapers. The solution here is simple: inform your childcare provider of the situation, and ask them to please respect that your child is in the process of being potty trained. This will help if your child is, in fact, ready and excited to be potty trained.

Looking for a kids’ daycare in the Pembroke Pines area? You can count on Lil’ Rascals Academy. Our child development center is dedicated to helping your child learn and grow while also meeting your needs and expectations. Contact us today for a free tour!