Hi I'm new here. I have a 3 year old boy who has been at home with me (never in daycare ect). We recently joined a parent co-op preschool where parents can stay or leave for a bit while their child is in care with a certified teacher. This is our second day and this morning my son was in tears and didn't want to go.
I distracted him enough to go, and he went (somewhat unwillingly) and then had a great time once he was there (just like his first day). I just hate seeing him anxious and upset about going. This is supposed to be enjoyable for him.
The preschool is not all the foreign to him. It;s in the basement of our church (he is familiar with the environment). The group is small (10 kids) and he is friends with at least 5 of them.
My son has always been a bit of a homebody. He'd rather be at home much of the time and sometimes cries if I say we are going to a playgroup or to church or to the pool, but once he is there he always seems to like it.
I'm looking for advice on how to make the transition of going from home to preschool easier and more enjoyable for him. Any ideas? Thanks.