When I picked Sam up at preschool today, Ms. Michelle, his teacher, told me that Sam sat by the window most of the day and cried for me. They gave him a sensory ball and they held him and that helped some, but he didn't want to participate in any of the activities, he just watched the others play.
I know this is only his second week and he only goes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but I want him to enjoy it and not cry all day.
On the way home we talked about it and I told him Mommy won't come to pick him up until after nap time.
He can't tell time, so I don't know how else to give him a frame of reference for how long he'll have to wait.
I thought about maybe giving him a picture of us in case he misses me, too. He never reacts this way when we leave for work and he's home with the babysitter.
I'd love to hear other suggestions you may have on how to ease his anxiety.