I am facing a dilemma and just want some feedback from people I don't know! We send my DD to a supposedly nice NAEYC accredited daycare that has webcams. We love her lead teacher, but aren't too thrilled about the assistant teacher. We have had two issues with her daycare, both when the lead teacher has not been there. The first incident, some of you might remember. DD was left on the floor unattended with a bunch walkers in the room and I watched one repeatedly run a push toy into her. The second incident was on Monday where they left DD in the swing for the majority of the 6 hours she was there. She slept for one of those hours (in the swing) and was awake the rest of the time. She hates her swing at home so I can only imagine she was very bored and upset that day. That afternoon, she was very withdrawn and passive and didn't "chat" with me and DH and made very minimal eye contact. I was a bawling mess that day and complained to the owner and director. The situation was handled and they rearranged the room to allow for safe floor time for her and removed the swing from the room. The bad teacher has been holding DD allll day. It went from one extreme to the other.
Yesterday I toured a Montessori Infant House. It is $200 more per month and there are no cameras. It is a house with 12 infants and 4 teachers. There are no swings or bouncy seats. The kids are either held or on the floor playing. It seems like a good place.
My dilemma: Do I put DD through a big transition like this and take her from the teacher she actually likes or do we stay at this place and just hope this better behavior continues and watch her like a hawk?
TIA for your help! I know this was a lengthy post.