Showing understanding by facial expression and gestures
THE IMPORTANCE OF FEELING UNDERSTOOD
The educator's facial expression gives enormous feedback during the daily routine (i.e. encouragement can be shown with smiles).
In the process of settling in, this means in particular that the educator gets involved with the child and tries to send repeated signals. These signals should be simple and effective. It might be useful to discuss with the parents and child to design and practice a ritual for the goodbyes.