Starting Child Care: Child Care 2
A woman sitting at a table with toddlers who are coloring.



How to Cite

Smith, Suzanna. 2012. “Starting Child Care: Child Care 2: FAR0308/FM418, 7/2012”. EDIS 2012 (8). Gainesville, FL.


“Many parents have suffered the heart-wrenching moment of dropping their baby at a new childcare setting, only to have them cling and cry. If your child is starting child care, you can help make the transition easier by following a few guidelines from child development experts to help you and your child prepare for this change.” This 2-page Family Album Radio transcript was written by Suzanna Smith, and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, July 2012.


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