Thanks-- I am going to go with my gut.
It is a pretty big complex, and I live very near the school, so over the years have seen the teachers/ aides with the kids when they sometimes go outside. But, that was predominantly the daycare that I would see. I once saw a woman pull a child up by the arms roughly and yell... but that was not the preK (not that it was ok).
I was always torn over whether I should report that or not... I still think about that.
I also know in the special needs section, there have been complaints. But again, that is not the preK.
Anyway, yesterday was the last straw. As I was walking past the entrance a teacher or aide was complaining bitterly, in a very nasty voice, about having to stay there till 3pm even though she was getting paid only until 2:30pm. It's fine for her to upset about this-- but she was saying it very angrily in front of the little kids!
: And the kids just looked stricken!
So I'm going to withdraw her and put her in the school her sisters are in.
Thanks for your thoughts.