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Off to a Good Start - Beginning Child Care or School

Starting child care or school is a major life transition for young children. Change, even when it is a postive change can be stressful. In many cases this may be the first time a child is away from the secure and loving arms of their family. Both the child and parents may experience anxiety about the new experience. There are specific measures that parents can take to ease anxiety and make the first days happy ones.

Remember the first days of school or child care, like any major life change is a gradual process. Soon it will become a positive and exciting part of your child's daily routine.

Possible* Items to Bring the First Day

*Check with the school program for their recomendations requirements.

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