Posted in Child Care, Working Parents

Daycare issues

Ok so I am a work from home mom but I decided to sign my 19 month old up for daycare because I need him to be able to get out of the house and play with other children. This is his first week and he is having a rough start which has me very concerned. I am only doing half days three days a week as suggested by his teachers. Today is the third day and some things happened that deeply concerned me. As I was leaving he was screaming for me and when I wen to look on the cameras I saw him just following a teacher around but she was not really acknowledging him or the other child crying. There were 2 other teachers there and one was sitting in the same spot she is always sitting in and the other was just standing there talking to her. THere is a little playground that is somewhat high off the ground yet the teachers are clustered in the center talking with one another while the 18month - 2 year olds are running around out of sight. I’m not going to pretend like I know what I would do if I was a daycares teacher but I was hoping they would be comforting him or trying to distract him instead of letting him walk around crying. I would think they would be playing with the babies and helping them down the slide and interacting. The worst thing I saw was while I was looking at the cameras I overheard an angry husband looking for his wife who is a teacher there. I heard him talking about how he pays for his kid and she is keeping him from her . That really had me worried because if he is crazy enough to go to her work where she watches kids what other drastic measure will he take when he is more upset. I asked the girl in the office and she assured me that is the first time it’s happened and they can’t release info to me. He was saying that she keeps her kid from him and he wanted to discuss the issues with her while she was working. He said I don’t know her number her address so this is the only way I can contact her. They didn’t even ask him to leave! I’m sorry this is so long but I really want to see if I can get some parents advice and if this was your child would you leave him or pull him from the daycare until he is a bit older.

  • Amy
    Sep 26, 2018

    Go well your mommy gut!!! I have worked in the education field for 25 plus years. I just had my 1st child. She is 13 months old n I go with my mom gut, how my children reacting and what I see or hear around me. I hope this helps. I would pull him by info you gave but I am not in your shoes. Listen to your gut.

  • Anonymous
    Sep 26, 2018

    You would think they would do a better job especially if they allow parents to monitor via cameras.

  • Nikkiey
    Sep 30, 2018

    Most day cares are pretty not into child monitoring i did that with my 15 month old so she can go and meet other kids but she cries so bad when i leave and when i go pick her up she is always sitted in a corner by herself i just feel so bad cuz i thot she will adjust like i see the other kids...just hold on alittle but always trust your motherly instincts over anything

  • Anonymous
    Oct 04, 2018

    Try gymboree music or play & learn for socializing.