I think waiting list daycare is going to be a big collosal fail.
Let me explain.
We went this afternoon to turn in our application and get a tour so I could see the classrooms, speak to a teacher, find out what he would be doing all day etc etc etc.
I got there, and no one was available to speak to me.
Yes, there was one teacher manning the desk, but the woman I had talked to on Tuesday? In a meeting with no end in site. And the director? Off until Monday.
To say I was not pleased was an understatement.
I explained my problems to teacher at the front desk, but she had no advice. Other than, come back at another time.
Finally, a teacher that we had met last time said she was availbale for a tour. And thank God she was. She had the inside scoop.
We visited all of the classrooms. In general, I was impressed, because they had an actual curriculum with books for the 2 and ups.
We got to the two year old room, and I thought we were in Pookahs room. These kids looked like him, acted like him, and were his size.
We made it to the one year old room, and I was just…..unimpressed.
These were babies.
Pookah is not a baby. He is 18 almost 19 months. I don’t know what the rest of these kids out here are doing, but Pookah is trying to talk, interact with people and he is BUSY. He does not sit around like these little babies were doing. Randomly playing quietly. No. that is not my Pookah. This is also what I think the main problem is at current daycare: he has outgrown his class.
But back to Waiting list daycare one year old classroom. Curious, I ask the teacher about the transition to the two year old room. Pookah will always enter school a year later because his birthday is in November.
But this is ridiculous. These folks want me to leave Pookah in the one year old room until he is 2 1/2 almost 3. So basically, he will not potty train until then( they don’t potty train until the two year old room) and he will not learn anything productive until then either. He has basically mastered everything they are teaching in that classroom. They would be stunting him, leading to a very bored child who would in turn be accused of being a “problem” when he got bored and decided that he was not going to do what they want.
So yeah, we have a problem.
When they asked if I wanted to leave my enrollment form today with my enrollement fees, I said no.
I was told to call in the morning to speak with someone about setting an acutal appointment( like I did last time) so I could actually speak to the director.
I’ll try, because maybe they will surprise me and automatically enroll Pookah into the 2 year old room where he belongs.
But I’m like not impressed.
And not even hopefull.
I was sooo happy and optomistic.
I’m crushed and depressed about this turn of events.
I honestly can’t see how this could turn out good.
I knew it was too good to be true, but damn.