I have been very, very happy with the daycare my son has been going to for the last 2 1/2 years now, but today made me reconsider some things. My son was moved to the preschool room about a month ago and every morning he has thrown a fit, begging me not to leave him. He was not like this in his previous room. At first I thought he was just upset about leaving his best friend and that things would calm down after a week or two. So far, that has not happened. He keeps telling me he doesn’t like Miss Becky’s room. He wants to go back to Miss Holly’s room, which he can’t because he’s too old. Well, this morning has me thinking I may ask for him to be moved to the other preschool room because Miss Becky was in an extremely foul mood and seemed to be taking it out on the kids. Some of the kids were crying as they usually do on the first day of the week, but I knew it would be worse after a 3-day weekend. She had one kid in her arms and another on the floor who was crying and didn’t want to go outside. Well, she grabbed his arm, told him he was going to listen because she was the teacher and basically just started dragging him down the hallway. Now, it would be bad enough if she did this when no one was looking, BUT I WAS RIGHT BEHIND HER!!! She didn’t care if I was there or not. Now, to be fair, I don’t know this child’s history and maybe this is an every day event, but he certainly did not need to be treated in such a way. Now I’m wondering if my son doesn’t like Miss Becky’s room just because he left his best friend or if he might be truely scared of her.
I hate to cause conflict and as I said before, I love this daycare and everyone I have dealt with so far, but I just don’t know if I can leave my child in that room one more day knowing he may be the next one dragged down the hall!!! I know I can always use the excuse that he’s just not happy in there and he does have another boy he was pretty close with in the other preschool room and just ask for a change, but I feel like someone should know about this behavior.
What do you all think?