Jen - posted on 03/30/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
So here's my situation: My daughter is just about 16 months and has been in day care for a year now. She moved up to the 1-year-old room on her 1st birthday and ever since I've had nothing but problems. I love the staff and the day care itself, but I'm having trouble getting the teachers to do what I want. I'm supposed to get a daily report and I don't (I got one all of 2 weeks when I mentioned something before). My daughter's first outfit that she goes to school in is very dirty (covered in dirt and food) and I mentioned something so they now change her half way through the day. I understand kids get dirty, but why is it she's twice as dirty then she is at home. They have bibs to use for her and obviously they don't b/c her clothes have food all over them. Her socks come home black everyday. She doesn't keep her shoes on inside, but hey my parent's house have hard floor and her socks never get that dirty. It's so bad when she gets to my in laws house my mother-in-law immediately takes the baby's socks off and puts a pair on that she keeps at her house. Then last week my daughter had 3 accident reports. 2 were for being bitten by another child and the 3rd was for falling on the ground. I can understand that kids at this age bite, but twice come on. I don't know if it was the same child or not, but that parent should teach their child better and the teacher should keep that child away from my daughter. I also understand kids fall down, but the girl who was in that room that day blamed it on the fact that my daughter doesn't keep her shoes on. I'm sorry she's a baby and doesn't understand that if she keeps her shoes on she won't fall. The only other issue I have is that my daughter is on her 4th teacher in 4 months and on the days her teacher is off they have a "floater" in there. They also have 11 kids in the room for 2 teachers to look after all day which is the legal limit, but it's hectic and I think that's why they have trouble keeping teachers.
So with all that being said I'd like to get feedback from what other moms would do in this situation. I plan on talking to the director this afternoon and I have already put her on a waiting list at another day care. If I don't see an improvement I'm switching her to the other day care, but I'm torn because I do really like the facility. Any help would be great.