After the ease of Covid-19 restrictions, children and teachers have adopted and prepared for returning to school. Our entire staff as well as our teachers have adopted several safety measures and are well-prepared to welcome our children to their centres.
The following measures help our mentors to get well-prepared for the new normal:-
- Validate, support, and listen to the children:-The new transition is most likely to have a substantial impact on the student’s mental health. Children might go through a number of emotions with regard to the announcement of new changes, which include anxiety, disappointment and anger.
Our mentors always find it is important to hear the student’s concerns, no matter how extreme their emotions are.
- Encourage your children for their efforts:- Children often get anxious when they are being avoided or discouraged. Fear naturally arises the desire to run away, yet this type of discouragement or avoidance often stimulates the anxiety more in the long run. In contrast, facing a fearful situation often promotes resilience and reduces anxiety in the long run by helping them to realize that they are able to cope with any situation.
Our mentors and staff always try to understand students’ emotions and try to reduce their anxiety. We also instruct parents to understand the emotions of their children and act accordingly.
- Always praise and reward the children for being courageous:- As our children are returning to school, we should praise them for displaying their courage. For instance, when we notice a student or mentor do something strenuous, let them know we are proud of them for dealing with challenging situation effectively.
- Provide clear information to parents as early as possible:-Anxiety often develops on uncertainty and the pandemic has been full of such events. Our mentors and staff always work together to communicate frequent and clear instructions to parents about how we will help children ease their transition.
These pieces of information include:-
- Changes made at the day-care centers.
- Specific instructions for parents.
- Upcoming and long-term plans.
- Always be positive and be cheerful when waving goodbye:-Children are often influenced by the behavior of trusted adults in their lives. We prefer to recommend not looking worried when you drop your child at the day-care centre and don’t spend much time after you have dropped them at our centre.