By Katie Deshesky
October 14, 2014
By the time he was 4 years old, my son had already been through seven child care programs. We left a couple voluntarily – one because the facilities weren’t kept clean and another because my son went missing and was found wandering down the street. But in most cases, the day care centers either asked us or forced us to leave. When my son was 2, his day care said he demanded too much attention from the teacher, grabbing her legs during reading time and refusing to sit still. When he was 4, another one called him an “insurance liability.” I hoped kindergarten would offer a new start. But just 18 days into the school year, I received the much-feared request for a parent-teacher conference.