I totally understand how you feel.
What made it a littler easier for me is having seen my prep students go through it.
The mums would need emails phone calls and reassurance…while the child is fine in 5 minutes.
I am currently going through a separation and feel awful but most days my daughter is happy to go to childcare.
Some of the strategies i use or have used are…
#prompting my daughter with talking points eg when you go you will be able to telk them about your easter bunny hunt
#prompting the teacher as i leave eg. She had so much fun on the weekend and did painting with her cousins
#letting her choose a snuggle blanket or stuffed toy for nap time
#asking her what she would like to do when i pick her up eg. Park or library so she has something to look foward to
#creating photo albums she can bring to share of special events eg bday album
#spending time walking around her childcare room and letting her share her day when i pick her up
# talking about care the night before eg tom you are going to see your friends…what do you think you might do
…and above all not letting her know how sad i feel…talking about going in a positive way
Posted by ambrosia1, 3rd April 2013