Last edited by yadot; 06-02-2015 at 21:42.
Kindergarten means something different in each state so it's hard to know what level your asking about. How old is your DD? Is this before she starts school or first year of school?
My oldest is starting kindergarten this year also and from what you've described your Dds kinder orientation does seem somewhat vague and casual in comparison to ours.
I would have definitely said something about the phone.
I don't think it can hurt to check out other nearby kindergartens, now is better than later and at the end of the day you need to feel comfortable with where you are sending your child.
I do however hope to be reading Dear Zoo to my children for sometime, I love that book ;-)
Last edited by yadot; 25-04-2015 at 09:53.
I think that is extremely poor. Transition (orientation) is acknowledged widely at schools and kindergartens as being the best time and chance to ease the child into a positive life-long learning experience. They should be getting to know your daughter and all the other children so that they can cater experiences and support to each of their needs. I'd be looking elsewhere.
Dear Zoo however is a book we still read to grade 1-2 children depending on what we hope the children to gain from the book.
Oh I also think assuming that you will make yourself available to assist is rude and presumptuous. As far as I know, you are under no obligation to do so but helping in some ways will make your daughters experience more positive.
I personally wouldn't be upset by the book or the door, assuming that the door doesn't lead straight to the carpark/road.
The rest of what you said is unacceptable in my books. This is coming from me being a kindergarten teacher and a parent. I would be looking elsewhere.
Thanks for the responses everyone
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