I am getting a new co-teacher and she has been working in the classroom with my current co-teacher and myself for the past couple of weeks to get used to everything. My current co-teacher is retiring. The new co-teacher is great but I have noticed that she picks the kids up a lot and carries them around. This is a Pre-K class with 4 and 5 year olds. The current children are going to kindergarten in just a few weeks. For example: one little girl is very shy and has been a little withdrawn lately because she would rather be at home with mom. I try to encourage her to go play and try to help her join in but she will still stand by me a lot in the classroom or outside etc... The other teacher started holding her and carrying her around a lot. Another example is a child freaked out on her cot yesterday and cried loudly waking all the other kids up. She is a little scared about going to kindergarten in a few weeks but still no excuse for this behavior. When the other teacher came back for lunch, she picked her up off the cot and was carrying her around. I viewed this as a reward. I got a chair and told the child she had to sit in the chair until we put all the cots up. My question is how do I handle this? I don't want to start off with any bad feelings and I understand she is coming from teaching a three year old class (I still didn't hold 3 year olds) but we are teaching these kids to be independent and you can't just walk around holding them. Do I just ignore this or should I try to change it?