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Morning Transitions-Drop Off

Helping children deal with transitions.

The video above has been created as a self-guided learning tool for you. First, watch the video. Afterwards, a series of questions will appear below. Consider these questions and replay the video. After watching the video a second time, click to reveal answers to each of the questions to find out if you’ve identified key points.

How is the provider helping children with separation?

The provider uses routines to help the children feel more comfortable separating from their parents. She encourages other children to say hello and good buy. She then sings a familiar good morning song with the children.

How is the provider helping parents with separation?

The provider encourages parents to sign in at the door, but has them come in and say goodbye. She tells the child to wave goodbye to the their parents. She makes the process normal by not making a big deal of the parents leaving, which helps the children realize that it is a normal part of the day.

How is she helping children feel safe?

In order to feel safe children need to feel secure. Routines and familiarity help children feel like transitions and separations are a normal part of the day. The same way parents returning is a normal part of the day. Sudden changes and unfamiliar routines make a child nervous, because they don’t know what to expect.

Filmed in family child care provider homes.

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