I recently started my 21 month old in a preschool "one year old" room. It is three days a week from 9 - 1pm. He has been in the school since the beginning of August. The room actually has two rooms. I have noticed that in each room there is a television that is on from the time that I take him to the time that I pick him up. I have come sometimes in the middle of the day to peek in on him and the TV's are on. They are loud. They are playing the same Barney and Mickey Mouse video over and over again. I asked the teacher about it and she said that she has them on for "comfort" for the children. She says they sing along with the tv to the songs on the DVD's. I was also told the TV's serve as "background" for the class. I asked if they could possible play a CD rather than the tv and she said that she has to use the tv because the children need "visuals" and CD music doesn't have a visual for the children to see. She said she "always hates it when one parent doesn't like the tv because the other children need it as a comfort, so it has to stay." I have noticed that she leaves the TV's on even if she is singing different unrelated songs to the children as well as if she is reading to them. I have never seen it off. What do you think of this? Does anyone else's preschool have a television that is on in the room?