My 3yr old son goes to a daycare center that incorporates preschool into his daily schedule. Recently his teacher from last year was let go due to budget cuts. He loved her as a teacher last year. This woman raised 11 of her own kids, so she's really good with kids. So now she is starting her own daycare from her home and has asked if we would be interested in sending our son to her daycare. I also have been noticing lately that there are issues at the daycare center with the director, who is kinda harsh with the kids when she's there, and some of the other teachers are complaining about her. So my dilema is this: We have always wanted our son to be in a "preschool" or daycare that focuses on teaching kids and prepping them for school. We also like the fact that he's made friends at daycare and is benefitting from the social atmosphere. BUT, we could save $55 per week going with a teacher that he really liked when he was in her class. And I don't care for him being around the director who is constantly shouting at people, even though she's not his actual teacher. I don't know. Maybe I'm just afraid of change, because he definitely likes his daycare now. What would you do?