Our current preschool teacher is being promoted to director next year. I love her and am so sad she won't teach my youngest for his second year. She has an early childhood degree, tons of continuing ed and lots of experience.
The qualifications of the woman they've picked to take over for her are as follows: art degree, worked as an assistant in a preschool for a time, taught art classes to preschoolers and toddlers out of her studio, and will take two early childhood ed classes required by our state.
I know this woman, and I like her OK. She's nice. She's good with the kids. But I'm not comfortable with her resume. I expect a preschool teacher to be able to spot potential red flags, come up with a curriculum based on a solid knowledge of developmental stages, etc. Nothing in her background suggests to me that she's qualified to do that.
What do you think, am I over-thinking it? I get that it's just preschool, really I do. But what if my son shows signs of dyslexia, or SPD, or something like that, and she completely misses it because she doesn't know what to look for? I don't want a babysitter, I want a professional. Would you be comfortable with this?