Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Daycare mishaps

Hello bloggy friends.. It's me, Jessica! Did you all forget about me? Seems it has been a while since I've blogged. Live got super busy with a new job which is now a former job due to a mandatory shift change that does not work with our life. My oldest graduated from 8th grade and let me tell you, that was no easy feat. I can only hope the next four years are easier then the last 2.

OK, so the topic of today's posting is daycare mishaps. Normally, I am a VERY laid back Mom. I know kids get hurt, they pick on each-other and get boo-boos. I have four boys. I know the ins and outs of all the ouchies that could possibly be. Today, I am really upset however.

Will goes to daycare 5 days a week for now (he is going down to one day a week for the summer, but that is neither here, nor there..). Well, I've had 3 incident reports in the last 4 weeks because of a certain little girl who seems to have it out for William. The first time she pinched him SO hard that he had a little welt on him for a few days. I let that go. I get how 2 year olds can be. The second time she scratched his face, but by the time we picked him up the scratch was gone. Today Carl picks up will and this is what he sees.....

Yep, now that is a deep scratch and really close to his eyes. It was the SAME little girl who is doing this to him. The teachers say Will is very nice, shares and never has problems with the other kids. Today, he was sitting at the lunch table and she came up behind him and just scratched him....

I am very NOT happy about this. If this same girl has done this three times in a month to just him, shouldn't there be some sort of consequences. I mean, I am not sure what kind of consequences there could be but man oh man... I know a lot of day cares have polices where if a child bites more then 3 times they have to not be in daycare for a certain amount of time. Yet, this behavior is OK???

Is it wrong of me to be upset? I want to have a chat with our director tomorrow as I really feel like something needs to be done about this. This little girl is being very VERY mean to William and he should not have to be the brunt of her mean-ness... What would you do? I really don't want to go all Momma-bear on the director but I don't think what is happening should be happening. Now if it were 3 times in a longer time frame, I wouldn't be as upset, but 3 times in a month is a bit much.....

1 comment:

  1. My Claire Bear was repeatedly bitten by the same boy at her 1st daycare. At first, the providers were super apologetic, and one even cried because Claire is such a sweetie. Then, after a while, the owner started denying it. When I would ask for an explanation for the bite mark on her face, she would say, "I don't know. It didn't happen here." Right!
    Some co-workers encouraged me to do a little research, and licensed daycares are indeed required to have rules and regulations regarding incidents. Repeated incidents may result in suspension or permanent removal from the child care facility.
    I recognize that I'm responding to this months after you posted, but I was just browsing your blog. Very cute! :)