I just switched my child to a new day care in June. I had no problems with the prior day care, but I was to start paying for the child care and I just could not afford their rates, so needed to change.
New care, well, it is not the same and I knew it would not be. It has been an adjustment for both me and my daughter. But on two matters, i just don't know if I am over reacting or not. I don't think I am, but ready to hear it if I am.
One matter: snake brought into school. I understand that schools/daycare have animals brought in and I have no problem with that. I expected that a snake might be brought in. What I did not expect would that the school would leave it up to the 3 and 4 yrs old to decide if they wanted a python around their neck. I thought my daughter was getting the story wrong when she told me, but then a few days later I saw the pictures with the python around these toddlers necks. yes, they had left it up to the children to decide, this directly from the director.
i am wrong thinking that the snakes should not have been around their necks. I understand offering to let the children touch snakes and hold some snakes, but pythons around their necks?
Second matter and this one combined with the above, has me about ready to move her back to old preschool part time and two days a week with my mom for a few months, until I can afford full time their again close to December.
I picked her up today and they were playing in the gym. I could not see an adult in their for a few minutes, I then saw her when she made a point to have me see her by waving her arm in the air. She was behind the large quad stroller. Ok, little weird, how can you see the children playing with that blocking your view?
When we got in the car, my daughter told me that they were not allowed to go up to the teacher because she was holding a sleeping baby. Ok, you are watching a gym with about 6-7 three/four year old, but they are not allowed to go up to the only teacher in the gym because she is holding a sleeping infant? why was the infant not in the infant room sleeping? The teacher that was in charge in the gym, she is the assistant director. Who are the children suppose to go to if they cannot go to the only teacher in the gym with them?
I am going to talk to the director in the morning (hopefully she will be in at drop off time), but again, am I over reacting? Her direct care teacher for most of the day, I have no problem with, but she leaves shortly around nap time, by 3 or so I believe.
so give it to me straight, I am over reacting? I don't want to be rude to them and tell them I am upset over this if I should not be. Well, don't want to be rude anyway and want to talk to the director in a very nice manner. Maybe I should drink lots of coke in the morning.