Long story ahead
We recently switched our kids (age 2.5 and 5) to a new preschool. Our 5 year old had attended the old school since age 2.5 and the school has always had a problem with teacher/director turnover. This has always been a concern but I stuck it out because the PreK teacher was AMAZING and our 5 year old will start Kindergarten in the fall. Well, suddenly, the school decided to let the PreK teacher go, first they said she quit then they said they let her go due to attendance issues. This has left parents confused and frustrated. The school is already short staffed, with subs coming and going, schedule and structure for the kids changes every day, etc. Most of the parents have decided to pull the kids out of the school to attend at home daycare with the Prek teacher who was "let go". This option is too unreliable for us and we aren't fully comfortable, so I went right away to tour a preschool that is actually closer and we know a couple of the teachers there! (one used to work at the old preschool and actually was our son's first teacher!) The school has great structure and the teacher's have been there a long time, you can tell they are a good team. I'm SO broken hearted because my son really had a special little bond with his old school friends and now that is no more. All of them were pulled out of the old school and now will go to their old teacher's at home daycare. I'm sad for our son and am just nervous I'm traumatizing him with this transition. I do plan to get him together with his old buddies for play dates until they are reunited in Kindergarten! Our daughter is 2.5 so I know she will be fine in the long run. Any advice to get us through this chance and help me with my guilt!