Thanks April, you answered all the questions. The one the sticks out most to me is that she only attends 3 days per week. I have found for those very young children, attending part time is generally difficult to adjust and takes twice as long and sometimes longer. It sounds like everything else is "normal" and developmentally appropriate. She isn't in pain, she isn't hungry or thirsty, and she is getting nurtured. I suggest you continue on with what you are doing. She will eventually adjust.
My only other suggestion would be (if this would be an option), of course the mother would need to be on board with this 100%, get the child in the center 5 days a week for 2 to 3 weeks. Encourage the mother to leave the child there for the better part of the day to give her the opportunity to adjust to the schedule and routine, get to know the teacher and children, and shorten the adjustment period. If this isn't an option, then continue with what you are doing. It sounds like you are doing everything right, it's just going to take her a little bit longer than others and that's ok!
Make sure you wear your patience hat!!
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I wonder if she's overwhelmed by the sensory overload that sometimes comes with being part of a classroom. Much more noise and activity than at home, lights, smells, so many new people--that's a lot for a little one to process. Perhaps you could turn the lights down or off, not play background music or play some quiet, slow classical music for part of the morning, or hum with her.She's only been away from the safety of home for a very short time-- and each day might feel like the first for her. It does sound like her whimpering is a self-soothing strategy and I appreciate that she has one. Hopefully time will help to lessen her anxiety. Let us know how she's doing.
Hi. It could just be the child's coping mechanism.
they cry till they feel an attachment with someone in the class and feel comfortable with the environment. Also a block of everyday attendance is better as it creates a routine for the child. Sometimes the absence from school and then the presence at school confuses a child especially if it's her first time.
I think it's a matter of time and she will settle. Keep your and the moms energy positive as children pick up our vibes and at this point she needs an assuring and positive one.