My DD turned 4 on March 13th and will be moving up to the 4 year old room next Monday. She is more than ready as am I for her to move - she is now the oldest in her room. We are both very sad to be leaving the main teacher in her current room (she has been in the room for about a year and was also the teacher to my older DD). She will only be at the center until mid August as she is starting the PreK program at the elementary school in Sept and we are pulling her out when older DD's summer program ends and will have 2 weeks with both girls in between summer programs ending and school starting. Anyway - the main teacher in the 4 year old room left the center a few weeks ago due to her DH's new job out of state. I have never liked the other teacher in the room (and a lot of parents feel this way). SHe has zero patience for the kids and is not nice to the parents when having to tell them things - for example, DD has been visiting the room a lot to get ready for the move. Teacher tells me at pick-up that she was not listening so well during group time. I told her I would talk to DD but that I am sure she is testing since its a new place, new routine. She responded that she knows her and knows her rules. Sorry but she has visited in the past for an hour here and there never for a whole day or even for a half a day. This teacher has very high expectations for the kids and I'm sorry but as a young 4, they are not correct. My DD is bright and can do a lot by herself but she is 4 and needs some help and reminders etc. Anyway, new teacher started last week (so the two teachers are this new one and the one I dislike) and DD seems to love her. DD is pretty shy and had no issue staying with new teacher at drop off today so I take that as great start. I am just trying to figure out how I deal with the other teacher until mid August. I know that as long as DD is happy and well cared for, I am just going to suck it up and deal with her but if DD is unhappy and complains - I don't know what to do. I don't feel like its worth talking to the director unless it is really bad - we will be gone for a week in late June and then are done in Mid August so not worth making a stink over. I just hope that DD is happy and I don't have to deal with that one teacher very often. I know DD is safe and loved and cared for well by the directors and the other teachers so its really just the attitude of this one teacher that bothers me.
No real point to this - just frustrated with this one teacher and need to make it through the next 4 1/2 months!!!