The long awaited day arrived! We finally started our new daycare on Monday!!
It's only been 2 days, and I can already tell this place is a great fit for us.
We got there on Monday morning and were instantly met by the head toddler teacher who said "yay Joey is here!" I swear, I saw more emotion out of the teacher in that first 2.5 seconds then we did for almost a year with our previous provider.
We were then lead into the toddler room where she showed me where Joey's cubby was. At the mere mention of the word cubby I began to get teary eyed. My baby, my sweet burrito, has a cubby now!!
We then went over the daily routine and menu. She was on the floor with Joey at this point and she said I could stay as long as I needed and invited me to sit with her. I took notice of how comfortable Joey was and how he wasn't paying much attention to me and told her I would need to go pretty soon because I was about to cry. So I kissed the burrito boy goodbye and went to the car where I proceeded to ugly cry, alone.
I think I was most scared about him not having a familiar face around and feeling a sense of aloneness or being frightened by the amount of kids around. I was basically just being a psycho mom and was nervous about stuff that only existed in my head.
He did great. His daily sheet said he was a happy baby and did amazing for his first day. He ate tons of good food, played outside and even had his first attempt at "nap time." Although, she said he spent nap time crawling around to all the other kids trying to get them to play with him.
All in all, we are extremely happy. It feels so good to know you are doing the best thing for your child. He is going to benefit a lot from the routine, attention and socialization this place can offer him and we love the interaction and attention we get from the teachers.
Couldn't be happier!