Hannah has been in daycare for six weeks now, so on Friday we received an Infant Progress Report. I was ecstatic to learn that when other kids and the teachers ask her for a "high 5" she now delivers. As mentioned previously, I was already in the know and very excited that "Hannah can remove her own shoes and socks." These reports are awesome, and much more detailed than Hannah's baby book. Because, as previously mentioned, most of the pages of Hannah's baby book remain blank.
So in light of Hannah's Progress Report, I think it's a good time to do my own self-report.
Social Interaction: Although Sarah tries to avoid parents in the parking lot (especially those who do not know how to park when parents are all dealing with car seats), she happily greets other parents within the daycare centre. She has finally learned the name of Hannah's favourite teacher, K.
Cognition: Sarah realizes that when Hannah smiles and happily goes to K that Sarah should be happy that Hannah is lucky to be with someone all day with whom Hannah likes. Not as much as she likes her Mommy, but enough that she feels comfortable and secure all day. But definitely, for sure, not as much as she likes her Mommy.
Physical: Sarah has finally figured out (on most days) how to dress Hannah in her hoodie, hat and mitts while holding her, standing, on one foot. OK, everything but the one foot part.
Self Help Skills: Sarah will continue to get Chris to do drop off. If Sarah was in charge of drop off, she would never leave. Sarah knows that sometimes others need to help, in order for individuals to help themselves.
Plans for Further Learning: Sarah will try to remain calm and not get angry if Hannah walks for the first time at daycare and Sarah doesn't see it. Key word being try.
Overall, I think I'm doing pretty well. I must pat myself on the back, I haven't cried ONCE at work in regards to missing Hannah. Yet.
How would you rate your first six weeks as a new daycare parent?
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