I just started working for a day school a week ago. I was really excited about this job but now I'm bored. I work with 3 and 4 year olds as an assistant pre-school teacher. Personally I feel more like a glorified babysitter. Our daily schedule consist of 8-9 am arrival and morning recess 9:00 4 yr. olds go to Spanish and 3 yr olds stay in room for academics (it has only been color sheets with the letter of the week) 9:30 4 yr. old return and its free choice 10:00 3's go to Spanish and 4’s stay for academics (more color sheets but a little more advanced) 10:30 3's return free time 10:45 show and tell (no circle time just show and tell) 11:00 afternoon recess 11:30 lunch with a movie (everyday!!) 12:45 put lunch boxes away retrieve nap pad 1-3:00 nap and quiet time. Non-sleepers are required to stay on mat area and remain quiet!! 3:00 snack 3:30-5:30 recess and go home I asked the director about curriculum; she says we use Mother Goose. But all we do is color sheets and play. She told me to be patient they will be changing things some. She showed some new color sheets she is implementing in the classroom. According to her we have to work on social skills through play before we can do academics. We don't have an art center in the classroom. It's not allowed. NO play dough, paint, white glue, etc are allowed in the classroom. No free access to paper, crayons, or any other art supply! We can do limited art projects in the cafeteria when no other class is in the room. Guess what 2's use the cafeteria for their classroom. We have no music (too noisy it damages your hearing), no library (kids destroyed books so they were taken out), and no creative outlet (too messy). There is no children’s art hanging on the walls. During the winter and bad weather kids do not go outside but play in the inside gym. It's too much hassle to dress up kids and if one forgets snow pants it's not fair to leave them out. You can not hang anything on the walls. Only on magnetic surfaces and windows. :help: I am so bored and not sure what to do. Did I get into the wrong career field or is there something wrong with this day school. I'm loosing my mind. I am a creative person and want to do more. I just don't know what to do. I'm thinking of looking for another job but I don't want to get stuck in the same situation. I have an associations in Early Childhood Education. I hate to walk away from a job I just started. I don't want to leave her in the lurch when I said I was ready to commit myself long term to the position. I'm so frustrated. :help: :help: :help: :help: Any advice is welcomed. Thanks.