We live literally behind the new daycare and today I could hear a child crying quite a bit on the playground. The child kind of sounded like mine so I went outside, but the crying stopped. When I heard the crying again I went out to take a look and also could hear the teacher. She was yelling at the child to stop, telling the child nothing was wrong, his diaper was dry. She used the child’s name so I am sure the earlier cries still weren’t my child. IDK this teacher has always rubbed me the wrong way like she’s overwhelmed and doesn’t really like kids to begin with. There was another parent who took issue with the same teacher and went to the director, but the teacher is still there. I think kids- we are talking 2 year olds- should be comforted and spoken to in a nicer way- when they are that upset.
TBF this is my 5th Monday working from home within ear shot and this is the 1st time that I have been concerned about something I have heard on the playground.
grapefruit / 4278 posts
I think it 100% warrants a discussion with the director. I don't think someone deserves to get fired over one or two instances... but if there's a documented pattern of inappropriate behavior, then maybe they do. This gives the director an opportunity to discuss appropriate ways to handle that situation with the teacher in question and give the teachers an opportunity to do better.
nectarine / 2047 posts
I would definitely talk to the director.
persimmon / 1005 posts
Agree I would share your concerns.
nectarine / 2431 posts
I don't even talk to my seventh grade students that way. Absolutely talk to the director ASAP.
pomelo / 5084 posts
Your instincts are correct. They shouldn’t be spoken to harshly in daycare no matter what. Raise the issue.
wonderful pea / 17279 posts
Ok, so I walked over and spoke to the director. She seemed to share my concern and agreed there’s a better way to handle a situation when a child is crying. I also brought up if the child is that upset it might be a good idea to physically remove them from the playground apparatus so they don’t injure themselves. In this case the child wasn’t flailing around, but whatever they were on was on a raised platform on the playground.This teacher just walked away after she was finished yelling at the child.
persimmon / 1365 posts
That's a bit heartbreaking, I am glad you spoke with the director. Hopefully it's addressed.