Serene - posted on 06/07/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
I've worked in child care for 6 years and I had to resign from it because I am a single parent with 2 kids and I was over whelemed and stressed out. My daughter just turned 1 today and she attends a daycare, she is very mobile, she talks very well, she drinks out of sippy cup, uses spoon, and eats table food, she understands what is going on, she looks at books turns pages, she rolls balls and walks with a walker, she pulls herself up and walks around the room hanging onto furniture, and she interacts with the teachers. Today I was told that she couldn't go to the toddler room because she isn't walking!!! I'm very disappointed. I have talked to her teachers and they think that she will do just fine in the toddler room. The teachers and I agree that she needs to be moved, but the director still insists that she has to walk. I have never heard of this rule before. I was just wondering if this is the law now? I've only been out of the childcare field for 6 months. I keep thinking that I should pull her out and go somewhere else, but her 3 year old brother loves his class and teachers; but they are kind of pissing me off to because they don't encourage him to wash his hands after pottying and pinworms are going around, and they play monsters in the classroom, which now he thinks there are monsters in our house.. I am wondering if I should just find another daycare I am frusterated with this already and her bday was today. I know that there is a possiblity that she could be walking in the next couple of weeks but, i just cant stand seeing her in a classroom full of infants, what is she learning out of there? Nothing? Her rate also went up because of being in infant room...