How to respond to an inappropriate preschool teacher?
My 3 year old son started a preschool last month and goes twice a week. He is very overwhelmed there as he is always been with either family or me. He started getting anxiety issues and would throw up. The teacher claims she has been teaching for 30 years or so and has recently started her home daycare/preschool. She called me up and we chatted and everything seemed fine. Today when I went in with my baby, she was very curt and rude, didnt say hi to me...refused my son to sit with 3 year olds and asked us to sit with 2 year olds. After fifteen mins when I started saying good bye to my son and he started crying and threw up again, she lost it on us. She yelled, called me a lot of things all this in front of kids and other parents. When I tried speaking, she would stop me and simply asked me out. When I was leaving( by now I was in complete shock) , she started telling me how I am SO angry and said things to other moms ( when I have not)...thats when I turned up and asked the mom whom she claimed did the complaint about me to answer me for all this. She simply smiled...I cannot believe this...I am still in shock to this treatment. I had gistered for 625 dollars a month for 2 days a week. How should i deal with this?? I am thouroughly embarrassed and cannot understand this behavior? I know my son is a very understanding child who ha anxiety being wih strangers but I never expected her to insult me this way especially whenshe called me to come over and said everything will be fine.
Mar 20, 2012
So sorry tha both you and your son have been so poorly treated! This is obviously inexcusable behavior on the part of the provider. You asked what to do. My assumption is that you have found your son a well-recommended preschool. Usually, preschool tuition is by semester, whereas daycare is by the week or month. If you wish to report the woman's business, you can contact the Department of Social Services (look up main number in yellow pages and they should be able to direct you to the daycare licensing office). Your son will probably be very anxious at first given all that he's been through. Ask before enrolling what they plan to do about his anxiety, and if you can stay in the classroom the first week given his extreme response to this last place. Ugh. My heart goes out to you!