2020 has taken a toll on just about everyone, and your child is no exception. Many daycares closed once the COVID-19 pandemic hit, requiring kids and parents alike to adjust to stay-at-home childcare. Now, as vaccines and improved safety measures allow daycares to reopen and responsibly care for your children, it might take some adjustment for your child to leave the house once again. With that in mind, here is how to ease your child back into daycare in Albuquerque after COVID-19.
What should your child know about Albuquerque daycare safety measures?
Daycare will look different in 2021. Your daycare might feature more proactive sanitization or require kids or teachers to wear masks. You should talk to your daycare administrators or teachers and ask them about their required safety measures. It would then help if you either spoke to your child about them or performed simple activities to help them adjust. If your son or daughter needs to wear a mask, for example, you might go for short walks around the neighborhood while wearing masks.
What routine should you practice?
As much as possible, you should try to follow your family’s pre-COVID-19 routine. Try and help your child feel a sense of comfort by being as “normal” as you can by doing things like waking up early in the morning, encouraging personal hygiene, and keeping your kids active. Doing so will make it easier for kids to return to the excitement and constant stimuli of daycare.
What about your child’s feelings?
Your child might feel overwhelmed by the turbulence of a post-pandemic world. Ensure that you’re always receptive to their feelings as they return to daycare – take note of any signs of stress, anxiety, or worry, and make sure you’re there to comfort them. Your daycare will be able to help your child feel comfortable, too.
Daycare Center in Albuquerque
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