Elizabeth - posted on 11/23/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
My 2 1/2 year old DD has been attending the same daycare since she's been 3 mo old. This is a great daycare in town, but recently she's started having problems with one of the other kids in her class. This other child has bit or badly scratched my child 3 times in the last 2-3 mo. My DD doesn't have any problems with other kids, and we never get reports that she started it. The only reason we know it's the same child over and over again, is she tells us. She's been quite worked up about the incidents, and yesterday was the last straw. She was bit on the face badly enough that I could photograph the mark hours later and she still has a mark today. I don't anticipate the mark going away for another day or two.
Daycare has suggested simply keeping the two kids from playing at the same "center" in the room. This doesn't seem like a great long-term solution to me. Any of you with kids in daycare's have suggestions for other solutions? This is one of the best daycare's in town, and only 2 min from our house. Additionally, we'll be moving in about 9 mo, so switching daycare's at this point seems a little extreme.