I direct a preschool and child care center, and have been struggling for the past few months with a couple of my employees. They are both very strict, and often too loud with the children. It is common for me to hear yelling across the room to the children to stop something rather than going up to the child and reminding them of an appropriate behavior. I have also seen children being excluded from activities (such as playing with a certain set of toys) because of "behavior problems". Note the quotation marks, because to me the behavior problems are nothing but age appropriate actions, such as a three year old dumping a bin of toys out. The other one has had problems with a certain child and has made comments that she does NOT want that child to move up into her class when it is time. Meanwhile, these issues have been addressed through evaluations, conferences with the employees, and through memos. The owner of our facility wants to know everything that is going on, and often prevents me from disciplining employees the way that I feel that it should be done. Were it completely my choice to make, these two employees would no longer be working for me. I can make the decision, but the owner goes over my head and reverses my decisions or says that I am being too picky. I am the one who is present at the center 40+ hours per week though. There have been several times where I have thought that I would not bring my child here if I had a child (none yet). I have even gone so far as to tell the owner that and my reasons. I do not feel that appropriate discipline is being used. The children are humiliated, degraded, etc. for making a mistake, or doing something that is normal for a child to do. HELP!!! Any suggestions?