Eva - posted on 09/27/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
My son is 3.8 years old and just started JK. I received instructions from teachers what shoes should he wear (one that he can remove and put alone no laces because god forbit it would untight itself and one of the teacher would have to tight it up) , how he should take care of himself (wipping his behind after big one. he should listen the first time something was said to him and follow directions immediately. The teacher will not bend her back and tight his shoe laces, she will not wippe it, she will not tell the second time over whatever she demands of him. After the first day I heard complain that he doesn't listen. After 3 days I was told the same and my son was deliberately kept near to hear this. I was told that he makes 'stinky smile' whenever he is reprimanded. (He is confused and sometimes doesn't really follow english we are second language speekers and he hears 3 other languages on a daily bases. But who cares!? ) Who would care to read child's info. This was told in front of him. Is it only me or teachers are out of touch with reality and only want to make their day easier putting those demands on kids at this stage of development? Are your kids this age wipping they butts and always listening? Do you have impression that something is wrong with JK and the way it works? Don't they want those kids to grow up faster than they are able to? The canadian governement did us a great favor making kindergarten free of charge at school or this is a nasty trap design to rip our children of their childhood and prepare them as soon as possible to be compliant. Kindergarten teachers be it in daycare or at school suppose to provide appropriate care to children suitable to their ages. Please comment ...is it a very radical opinion? Am I alone with this? People who think that we immigrants have no say may shove it ...we pay taxes specifically towards educational purposes and should have better quality schools. And about the 'free' daycare at school... Germany, Sweden and many other countries have it almost free...costing 100$, full day in a nice clean place ...where sure kids butts are wipped. On top of that mothers work only 75% of total work load so they can pick kids from school or daycare not to have additional expenses and hassle with after class care!