CLEARLY, from the content of my last post, I have very little experience when it comes to daycare policies. As it turns out, the fines for being late to pick up your kid are totally NORMAL! Who knew?! (uh, you all did) It made sense when it was pointed out to me that many (MANY) parents are often chronically late if not for this policy. You see, I am chronically EARLY, (even when I try to be late!) so this concept often escapes me. I still stand firm in my opinion that they did not word it very nicely in the handbook. Humph.
That wasn’t even my main concern. Instead of going on and on about the fines, I should have gone on and on about how I didn’t like his teacher much. Maybe I should have told you about how she acted like it was weird that we wanted to meet her before committing to sending our child there. Maybe I should have told you that, while she was talking with us, a baby was crying in her room. For a while. Long enough that I was uncomfortable enough to ask if she needed to go in and check on the crying baby. Her response? “Oh, no, that baby has always been held by her family, we’re trying to break her of it” Wha-What?! That is NOT okay with me. Hold the freaking baby. She is, after all, a BABY. I see the point of not being able to hold the baby all the time, but seriously people, it sounded like something was wrong. At least go in and check on her. Or, pretend like you care in front of prospective parents. There were a couple of other small things too that were just a little off-putting to me.
Whatever, it doesn’t matter. All that matters is that I didn’t like it much, right? Who cares why. We found several other places we liked, but that’s about as far as we got. After talking with my dad, we (he) decided that we should wait until Spring to find a place. So, no more daycare drama for now. I’m sure we’ll have the same problems in 6 months though, so don’t you worry, this won’t be the last time you hear me freak out about it J