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Adaptation period

The adaptation period is “the way or process through which a child starts to produce from the point of view of feelings, what the loss and the gain of separation means to him/her, until they reach a voluntary acceptance of this”.


When we begin a new school year, we do it with great doses of illusion on the part of everyone: children, educators and family. We would like everyone to help us achieve our main objective: MAKE CHILDREN HAPPY.

Adaptation to the Infant Centre is a difficult stage as much as for the families as for the children. It is inevitable that they will feel anxiety when they separate from their parents and the parents feel they are abandoning their child.
As to children who are attending an infant centre for the first time, we consider it essential to offer the most assurance and affection that they need in this process, as up to now their lives have been focused on their family figures (parents, granparents and other members of their families) and now they are going to find themselves in a strange place with children they don’t know (and are as confused as they are), and with adult strangers as well. Also, they have to accomplish routines and rules that they were not accustomed to, for this reason we must be patient and empathize with them in this new stage in their lives.


  • Show confidence and trust, as we are a model figure. Show a positive attitude when facing this new situation
  • Help the child to adapt to their new timetables: Put them to bed earlier so they are more relaxed the next day and allow them to accommodate their new sleeping habits until they get used to them.
  • Maintain a good communication with the teachers of the centre. You are the child’s family and you know him/her better, and you are the connection between the needs of the child and his/her educator. Any information we are given will help in this adaptation period.
  • Allow the child to express his/her feelings and emotions in this new situation. Not all of them react in the same way and neither do they manage to adapt all together at the same time.
  • Allow the child to bring his/her favourite toy (blanket, dummy), something he/she is familiar with and keeps him/her connected to his/her home.
  • Do not prolong saying goodbye. We must show safety in what you are doing to the child so the message is that it is what is best for him/her.
  • Avoid being in a hurry in the mornings. Try to wake the child with enough time to have breakfast calmly and with no stress.
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