So with some semi-recent changes I've had to put my oldest into daycare. He attends preschool in the AM then goes to daycare afterwards. Today was his first day, when I went to go pick him up he was so interested in all the toys that he didn't notice I walked into the door despite all the other children saying "your mommys here". When he finally noticed me he ran out the exit door which also leads out to the fenced in playground, the door was unlatched/locked (kind of like a free range door that swings, it has a push bar like you would see at a school, if that makes any sense) and not a single one of the teachers acknowledged it. If it were not for me running out to get him, I don't think they would have noticed. Since it was his first day I don't want to call the director and complain and be 'one of those parents' but I would also like to address the situation. My concerns are: why is it unlocked/latched, why was it not acknowledged, is the door always that way, anyone could walk off the streets or climb over the fence and into the daycare, the door is heavy and could come back to slam the childrens fingers & WHY?!?!?
Would you wait till it happens again just incase it was a freak incident and address the situation then or should I call the director now?
I'd alk to the teacher in a really friendly, non-confrontational way. Just say that you noticed it yesterday, and were wondering if it is a regular thing, and if they worry a kid might go out without being seen. Maybe they have an explanation that sounds reasonable. If not, then you can ask harder questions, express your concern, ask to talk to the director, etc. depending on how serious it is.
i wouldve asked at the time.. but thats me...however, i would just ask tomorrow what the "rules" are about that. just explain what happened and express your concern...not in a rude way, just out of curiousity..(lol, not saying you would be rude...lol)