Okay, from the time Tavin was 5-9 months I brought him to classes with me and from 10-14 months I took online classes and some flexible in-class stuff (where I just didn't go, heh, but did the work), so we haven't had to deal with daycare until now. My roommate watched him for my night class this summer which was awesome of her.
So...now he's 16 months old and will be 17 months by the time he starts daycare (he'll be with 16-33 month old kids). I am starting him on August 30th (my classes start again on September 7th) and that first week will just be for him to get used to it I guess. Should I just leave him there for a few hours the first couple of days or a full day right away? He cries when he watches me leave but I think he'll be okay if he doesn't see me sneak out.
I guess I'm just nervous he's going to be the bad kid at daycare, but he's never really been around other kids much and is, like, in awe of other kids when he is. He's a really sweet kid and it pisses me off when I see other kids push him or other things like that because he doesn't know what to do or how to react, ugh...
I am just nervous about him being in the care of people other than myself and being around other people's kids. (By the way I'm overprotective, I know.)
So I'll get to the point, should I just leave him there for a few hours the first couple of days and then a few hours plus nap time the last couple of days during that first week? What kinds of things do I have to bring with to leave with him there?