FURIOUS! (vent)

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FURIOUS! (vent)

I got a call today from my son's school that his daycare FORGOT to pick him up from school!!!!!!!!!!!!! Luckily I was in town (sometimes my job makes me travel 1-hour out of the area for inspections) and could rush over to get him. To make it worse the school tried calling them and I tried calling them for 45 minutes before I got a call back from the director!

I cried the whole way to his school, I was so upset!!

My son is in afternoon kindergarten from 12-2:30. I work from home until he gets on the bus at 11:45 and then I rush around trying to do my full time job until I pick him up from the after school program between 4-5. I hired his preschool from last year (they also have an after school program) to pick him up Tuesday-Friday after school so I can work, because sometimes I have to travel around the area for inspections and I never know if I can be home exactly when his bus arrives.

The director finally called me and said she had him on the schedule for Wed-Friday!!! WTF!! I called her the week before school started to get the schedule set and then I texted and emailed her the schedule! AND....she charges me for 4-days of care...but somehow has me down for 3????:angry4:

Well, now I don't know what to do. I told her this was a deal breaker because she left a 5-year old stranded and that is NOT OKAY! She sent me a long text apologizing and saying she'll give us a week free and have the driver text me every day to let me know Caleb is with them and safe. But I don't know. Caleb went there for preschool the last two years and there were several days where I would get texts from her saying: "is Caleb coming to school today?" on days where we never sent him to school. There is a history of schedule mishaps. It just didn't matter back then when I was in control of dropping him off & picking him up. I can't take another chance of this happening again.

I'm just so upset! I'm pregnant, working full time and I can't stand the thought of my sweet boy stranded at school. I think DH & I are going to juggle this week between the two of us and try and find a new place.

What would you guys do?

Thanks for letter me vent.:(:(

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Wow, not cool. The same thing happened to my nephew -- well, the bus DID pick him up but it was going to the wrong daycare! It was his first day of kindergarten at a new elementary and they put him on the wrong bus. Anyway, after some major freakouts my sister accepted some sort of deal like your son's daycare is proposing and they instituted a new buddy system with the older kids checking that their kindergarten buddy made it onto the bus.

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Wow, that is so out of line. You have every right to be totally upset! I agree - that's a deal breaker. I would pull him out immediately and hopefully you're able to find care elsewhere quickly. Sorry you are having to go through this! Sad

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Leaving a 5 year old stranded at school is NOT FORGIVABLE in my book unless you have no other options for daycare. I would look immediately into another after school program. :bigarmhug: I would have been super upset too.

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I would do the same thing you are doing. Pull him out....make a list of every issue you have had and let them know that this one situation would be enough to make you do it but these are other things you have overlooked in the past. They need to know that they have a lot of improving to do.

I get sad when I pick up DS from class and he is the only one left and he is in MY BUILDING with me at work. So I can only imagine how sad I would be if he was left at school.

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Thanks for reading my long vent!

DH & I talked about it and we decided to pull him. This week we can cover between two of us. They have a YMCA after school care at his school and they have openings. We are going to move him there. That way he's not having to be bused anywhere & can just stay at school.

I emailed his old place and said this was a great place for Caleb in preschool however it no longer fits our family's needs.

DS is excited he gets to stay at school and play on the playground longer Smile

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"fireflies11" wrote:

Thanks for reading my long vent!

DH & I talked about it and we decided to pull him. This week we can cover between two of us. They have a YMCA after school care at his school and they have openings. We are going to move him there. That way he's not having to be bused anywhere & can just stay at school.

I emailed his old place and said this was a great place for Caleb in preschool however it no longer fits our family's needs.

DS is excited he gets to stay at school and play on the playground longer Smile

I'm glad a better solution is working out! That was really awful of the preschool, especially given that they'd repeatedly screwed up before, too.

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I'm glad you found something to make it work. I would be beside myself if this happened. :openarms:

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"fireflies11" wrote:

Thanks for reading my long vent!

DH & I talked about it and we decided to pull him. This week we can cover between two of us. They have a YMCA after school care at his school and they have openings. We are going to move him there. That way he's not having to be bused anywhere & can just stay at school.

I emailed his old place and said this was a great place for Caleb in preschool however it no longer fits our family's needs.

DS is excited he gets to stay at school and play on the playground longer Smile

This sounds great! I'm so glad you found a solution :bighug: That is so stressful!

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That sounds like a great solution and safer.

I had a friend whose son was in K. And he got on the bus when he was supposed to get picked up Well the teacher was supposed to make sure the K kids got on their buses or in line to be pucked up they had special tags around their necks to designate bus # or pickup. Anyway what a nightmare trying to find her son and turns out the bus driver let him off! So this 5y/o is just wandering around trying to find his way home. Momfinally finds him but OMG! it's crazy how things can happen like that.

I am so sorry you and your DS had to go thru that.

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I was going to suggest just pulling him when I read further down! I think it's the best decision for your whole family, and you can relax a little more now!