Adjustment

<div><h3 style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &apos;Helvetica Neue&apos;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-weight: 500; line-height: 1.1; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin-top: 20px; margin-bottom: 10px; font-size: 24px; white-space: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family: &apos;Open Sans&apos;;">Emotional Safety</span></h3><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; line-height: 28px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &apos;Helvetica Neue&apos;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family: &apos;Open Sans&apos;;">A new environment can be challenging for any child. Our experience has taught us how to support them in entering and adjusting to new surroundings and people. We believe that emotional safety is the basis for further development and growth. Thus the first minutes, hours and days at Orange Panda are essential to making children feel comfortable and safe. In general, we know that all children have the capability to adjust to a new environment. We understand that in some cases it might be even more challenging for the parent than for the child. Sometimes, bringing your child to Orange Panda is the first time you have given someone outside of your family the responsibility over your child. This can be very difficult, which is why we also care about the emotional safety of parents.</span></p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; line-height: 28px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &apos;Helvetica Neue&apos;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family: &apos;Open Sans&apos;;">&#xA0;</span></p><h3 style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &apos;Helvetica Neue&apos;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-weight: 500; line-height: 1.1; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin-top: 20px; margin-bottom: 10px; font-size: 24px; white-space: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family: &apos;Open Sans&apos;;">Adjustment Period&#xA0;</span></h3><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; line-height: 28px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &apos;Helvetica Neue&apos;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family: &apos;Open Sans&apos;;">The adjustment period begins with an intake meeting with your leading teacher. During this 30 minute meeting, you will talk with the teacher about your child. You can tell the teacher his or her routine, habits, needs and character <span style="font-family: &apos;Open Sans&apos;;">in order for us to better understand and continue the rhythm and interaction style of your child</span>. At the end of intake, you will visit the group together for a few minutes. During this visit, you can meet the other teacher and see where your child will spend his or her day.&#xA0;&#xA0;&#xA0; <br></span></p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; line-height: 28px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &apos;Helvetica Neue&apos;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family: &apos;Open Sans&apos;;">When you bring your child for the first time, he or she will stay for about 1,5 to 2 hours. The first 30 minutes you can stay with your child. This will show your child that you approve of their vicinity and role in this new environment. Your child will watch you and conclude that it is safe. After 30 minutes, you should inform your child that you will be leaving now, but that you will come back later to pick him or her up. By doing this, your child will learn that leaving does not mean that he or she has been deserted. Although this is one of the heaviest moments of the adjustment period as you child might get upset, it will give your child confidence. Over the following days, this process will continue; your child&#x2019;s presence will gradually increase while your presence gradually decreases.</span></p><h3 style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: &apos;Helvetica Neue&apos;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-weight: 500; line-height: 1.1; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin-top: 20px; margin-bottom: 10px; font-size: 24px; white-space: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family: &apos;Open Sans&apos;;">Timeline and Intake</span></h3><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; line-height: 28px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &apos;Helvetica Neue&apos;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; white-space: normal; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family: &apos;Open Sans&apos;;">On average, the adjustment period takes about one to two weeks. This does not mean that your child is completely adjusted to the new situation after one or two weeks, but it means that you can start to bring your child full days. It is very hard to estimate how long it will take for a specific child to adjust. Every child is different, which means some children need more time and some less. During the intake meeting this will be discussed thoroughly. <br></span></p><p><br></p></div>
 

Top Frequently Asked Questions

What is the daily routine of the children?
As we follow the development and pace of the children, our daily schedule is not as rigid as in many other childcare organizations. However, we do believe a daily structure can help children with their emotional safety and confidence, especially for toddlers (18 months to 4 years old). Here (http://orangepanda.cn/web/en/daily-schedule) you can find their daily routine. For children up to 18 months old, we follow their own routine from a base of daily care.
How do you control the air quality?
We have installed a central air purifying system in the building and an additional air purifier in every room, guaranteeing good air quality. The AQI is monitored with a Laser Egg, which offers parents the option to use a mobile app to view the air quality of their child’s group in real time. (http://orangepanda.cn/web/en/health)
What languages do you use?
We use English and Chinese. Around 70% of the time we speak English with the children. The remaining 30% of the time is in Chinese. In case a child that just started only speaks Chinese, we will use a bit more Chinese so the child can adjust easier. (http://orangepanda.cn/web/en/language)
If my child is not used to falling asleep by himself, what will you do?
We will help your child learn to fall asleep by himself. At first a teacher will be present in the room until your child falls asleep. She will comfort your child so your child can fall asleep. We will make the period that a teacher is present shorter every time, until your child does not need someone to be close to fall asleep. We will also discuss this with you during the adjustment period. This way you can try to do the same at home, which will make it easier for your child to learn to fall asleep independently.
How do you know who is allowed to pick up my child?
We will ask you to send pictures of the people who are allowed to pick up your child. If someone unfamiliar is picking up your child, we will always call you for a confirmation. If we are unable to reach you, we will not give your child to that person.
What do we have to bring?
We provide all food, drinks and nappies. What you have to bring are indoor shoes, slippers or socks and some spare clothes. If needed, you have to bring formula or breast milk, a favourite toy and/or pacifier.
Where do the children sleep?
For the babies we have a separate bedroom which is next to our baby group. This is helpful because the teachers will have to go in and out of the bedroom more times a day since not all babies are following the same sleeping routine. All of our toddlers go to bed after lunch and also sleep in a separate room. One of the teachers will be present while the children fall asleep. Once a baby or toddler wakes up, we will see if he or she falls asleep again. If not, we will take the child out of bed and have them play with the teacher in a separate room. Children are not obligated to sleep if they do not want or do not need to.
Does my child start with full days directly?
Your child will start with a customized adjustment period before the contract starts. This helps children and parents to settle in. During the adjustment period you will gradually bring your child longer every day. The Teachers will pay extra attention to you and your child to help you and your child feel at home as soon as possible.

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上海静安区延安西路129号华侨大厦
Overseas Chinese Mansion, 129 West Yan’an Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai
T: +86 021 3220 6599
M: +86 158 0042 3014
info@orangepanda.cn
www.orangepanda.cn