My DD is in daycare/preschool 2 days a week and she is not adjusting well. She's getting a tiny bit better each time we go but the drive there and dropoff are really rough for her and it's killing me! Her daycare is in the building where I work so I can peek in on her without her knowing I'm there.
This morning I saw her on the playground sitting at the table with a teacher and a few other kids and she was crying the whole time. Going back to my desk was such an awful, helpless feeling. At lunch I checked in with her teacher and she said DD was unhappy but that she was laying down for naptime. She also said that DD has been crying off and on all morning asking for me.
How and when will I know if it's the right place for her? I know all kids are different but what is a reasonable amount of time to try before looking into other options? Two months ago she was in a home daycare, also 2 days a week, where she got a ton of love and affection so I think she's in complete shock being in a bigger place with more kids and less love. It's breaking my heart. I really appreciate and advise.