DS (18 months)'s DC has 2 toddler rooms (T1 and T2), both are for children from 18 - 36 months. DS goes to DC 3 days a week and has just started in the T2 room. I really dislike it. The room is darker and has less equipment (though the director assured me that the 2 rooms are the ssame). We have webcam access to both rooms and DH and I have been watching pretty consistently throughout the past 2 days. The teachers in T1 appear to be more engaged with the children. They have circle time and the teachers sit at the little tables and do crafts with the children. Whereas in T2, the children just run around and the teachers always appear to be chatting with each other or filling out forms. DS was left at the table for close to 1.5 hours yesterday afternoon during/after snack time. It was only his second day in that room so understandly he may not want to do much, but I thought at least one of the teachers should have tried to engage him instead of letting him sit there for 1.5 hours. Eventually I got so frustrated with watching that on webcam I just went and got him early. Before you think that I'm a total freak, DS has been at this DC for 9 months and yesterday was the first time I felt terrible having him there.
Anyways, long ramble aside - I went to talk to the director yesterday and asked that DS be switched to T1. She asked why, and I didn't have a very good answer. Other than the 2 days' observation (which may not be repsentative), I just don't have a good vibe abou it. The director was nice and said that if I felt strongly about it, she'd do her best to make the switch, which probably wouldn't happen till February or March.
On one hand, I don't want to hur the current teachers' feelings - DC is hard work. On the other hand, I just really don't feel good about T2 and like I said, this is the first time I felt bad leaving DS in DC. Should I just trust my mommy instinct and push to have him switched?