So far my son will be 2 next week, has been watched by family during the day since he was born and he is used to being around family and kinda having his own routine through the day. Starting in summer 2014, I would like to put him in a summer camp and see how that goes then get him enrolled with a pre-school here in the area if he does well with the camp and being away from family. I've tried to leave him in the nursery with other kids when I go to church and no more than 5-10 minutes later they are coming to get me because he won't stop crying! I figured he would do okay since there is other kids and toys in the room but nope! He wanted his Daddy! LOL!
I want to make the transition smooth and as painless as possible. The teachers in the church nursery told me to bring him every week and drop him off and see how long hell last. They said eventually he will get used to seeing the same kids and it won't be as hard any more. Sounds weird but I guess they have dealt with this with other kids. The other idea is I could sit in there with him but then that defeats the purpose of me trying to get him used to being away from his parents or family.