We are planning to switch DD to a new preschool that is closer to our home. I just read our current facilities policy and we have to give written notice 1 month prior to the switch. That would be by this Friday.
I am just wondering what do I write? Just a basic letter stating DD will no longer attend starting "X" date.
I was hoping to hold off as long as possible bc I just think it'll feel awkward and I don't want her to be treated any differently once they know we're moving her. But we have to do it this week per their policy. There are really no issues, it's just that this new facility is closer and just opened so it wasn't an option when we first enrolled her.
Anyway, just looking for anyone who has switched before... what did you write? and did you feel awkward for the remaining time??
blogger / grapefruit / 4836 posts
I think just 1-2 sentences saying you appreciate your time there but you unfortunately have to switch schools because it makes more sense for your family to be at a school closer to home. I wouldn't expect the school to act any differently toward her at all.
cantaloupe / 6017 posts
I’ve only used in home day care but I just communicated openly and explained my reasons. I think someone would have to be pretty immoral and quite frankly a little antisocial to treat a child differeny because they were changing daycares. It happens a lot- try not to over think it
persimmon / 1079 posts
I agree with the PP. Keep it simple and short! I’d also express your happiness while you were there!
grapefruit / 4466 posts
Just say you are switching to a school closer to your house. We are switching again in a month, in part because the new location will be much more convenient but wasn't an option initially since it has a crazy wait list. I just told them we are switching because the other location is more convenient, and they were completely understanding.
persimmon / 1095 posts
We told earlier than needed, but had no problems. We moved due to the new daycare closer to home.
pomegranate / 3355 posts
squash / 13199 posts
@Ajsmommy: i think they should be used to people leaving for different reasons and wouldn't take it personally.
apricot / 279 posts
@Ajsmommy: This is what we wrote:
We would like to inform you that we are withdrawing B from the upcoming school year. We were wait-listed for a school closer to home that now has a spot for B. We are grateful that B was able to be part of the _______ (current school name) last year. We appreciated all the nice events the center had organized for the kids.
B will certainly miss _______ (school name). Thank you very much for all the love and care the center has shown our little girl.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
pomegranate / 3355 posts
totally jinxed myself with this post!! at pick up today the director and DD's summer teacher said "we're missing DD's paperwork for the fall"... me........ stutter, stammer.... uh, yeah that's bc she's not going to be here