This is the words that have been coming out of my beloved son's mouth for the last few weeks. Last Friday I switched his daycare mid day without nary a thought.
Never, have I ever been so cavalier about his childcare in my life.
He only had 2 weeks left at his old daycare, but I was fed up and made the switch. They're had been many changes at his daycare in the past 2 weeks. In 1 - 2 weeks 3 of his favourite teachers left, transferred or had quit.
The straw the broke the camels back was when I walked in and some staff member was covering from another location. I had never seen her or talked to her in my son's life. There wasn't one staff member there to greet us that I knew.
They let his would be support worker go without notice. A day before she was to start with him. This didn't sit well with me.
A few of the staff that know loved him went to a new daycare centre. We went, we liked and we enrolled 3 days later.
He's been there a day and half and I notice a difference in him. He is happy, he is interacting with the other children and I have never seen him do that at his old daycare. The children aren't high strung and I don't hear curse words coming out of his mouth.
I knew this was the right choice when I picked him up on his final day and as I was putting him in his car seat and my three year old with limited verbal skills said "Damn it" with a smile on his face. Not knowing what it means.
He said when he woke up today "No go to a daycare" as he has every day for the last 2 weeks.
When I dropped him off this morning he happily said "back to a preschool."
Preschool is what we call new daycare as he will be attending preschool there.