This happens on occasion in my 3-year-old classes as children often have trouble separating from their parent for the first time. It can be traumatic to be apart from a parent, but there are several things a teacher can do to ease the transition:
- Have the child sit near the teacher.
- Have a cute puppet to divert their attention and engage them.
- Suggest they arrive early to help set up the classroom.
- As a last resort, invite the parent to come into the classroom, and even dance with the child if necessary. It is amazing how soon a child will be ready to have their parent transition out of the classroom once they’ve gained the teacher’s trust.
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“Dancing is a wonderful thing, children can do everything!”Trinity (Age 5)