I teach full day Kindergarten in a private day care center. We open at 6:45 and close at 5:30. Kids arrive anywhere from 6:45-10... the problem is I start my day at 9am. I wrote a letter to the parents at the beginning of the year with our schedule on it, explaining what everything meant. It specifically said that we are starting KG at 9am (if I don't I can't get everything done that I need to do) and that your child needs to be to school and settled in by that time. All but one of my parents complied to that for the first month. Then some parents would bring their kids in late occassionally, not every day. One parent continuously brings her child in at 9:45. The most important part of our day starts at 9. Morning message lets the kids know what we are doing for the entire day and we begin introducing activities soon after that. So the kids that are there late miss all that and are lost when they come in. We have also told the parents that if their child is continually late, the public school may not accept their child into first grade because of the latenesses. Parents don't seem to care!!! The director, head teacher, and one of our administrators has talked the one parent who is extremely late but she keeps coming in at 9:45. There's another parent who brings their child in and the kids love her so they jump up to give her hugs and kisses. Great, but then it takes me another 5 minutes to get the group back on task. They have put it on me to talk to the one parent who is extremely late, even though all of my bosses talking to her hasn't helped. And I want to put out a letter to all the parents reminding them of this policy. Is this appropriate? What would ou do in this situation???