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Granted, I only found out a couple of hours ago, but I am SO upset! I totally feel like crying. (Someone dare tell me my son is with strangers, now! lol)<br><br>
Anyway, we walked in the class this morning, and my son says "Ms. Nikki not here!" And I said, "hmm, no, maybe she's still sick" since she was out Tuesday sick. So, I leave him there with another caregiver he's had before (but not one of my favorites, by any stretch) and I see the director as soon as I walk out the door. Of course, I ask if Nikki is sick and she says, NO, she quit this morning!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I was like WHAT?????????? She of course, can't tell me what really happened or anything (although, what does it matter now?). I felt like crying right then and there! This most recent room has been, by far the best room that ds has been in in the past 1.5 years and I loved her techniques and how much she openly loved my kid and all the others.<br><br>
We had some issues in the room he was in prior, as they couldn't seem to get the teachers right; lots of turnover and whatnot. But I thought this was the answer! I'm betting that she quit because of the way they move teachers and kids around, and that maybe they didn't give her as much control of her room as she wanted, but who knows. Either way, I am seriously sad and disappointed.<br><br>
Oh, and how exactly do I explain to my 2.5 year old that his favorite person in the place isn't coming back?????????<br><br>
Sorry to babble, but I figured you all would have some thoughts on the subject. I mean, I really thought that this was the place my sons would spend the next few years of their lives and now I'm not sure. This is the third time something staff related has happened. First, he lost Sarah, his first loved caregiver when he was there only a few months, then we lost the director, who I really trusted and respected, and now Nikki. I am so sad!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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That is tough. How is ds? When my son was a toddler they had 4 teachers in the same year. The original teacher got another job, then the replacement decided it was not for her, and the 3rd one moved to Alaska to be with her boyfriend after working about a month.<br><br>
Fortunately ds came through that year with flying colors. The teachers might not have stayed but they all did right by the kids.
 

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That is awful. so sorry for you and your son. I hope he can feel good about someone else soon!
 

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Thanks. I think what's bugging me most is that there was NO indication about her leaving - in fact, she was moving closer to the facility!! Something just seems odd about it...<br><br>
Anyway, I'm sure ds will be fine - at 2.5 he's at a very resilient age. At 32, I'm not so much! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Same thing happened at my son's school a while back, and her name was Nicole, what a coincidence! She was a great teacher and really LOVED the kids in her classroom. I felt happy sending my son there just because of her. Then she left without warning <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> My son asked about her for a few days and that was it, I think I was more upset than he was. Now he's in a classroom with ok teachers, I don't LOVE them but they aren't completely awful either. I guess our kids adapt to change better than we do <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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