I just wanted to get the opinions of others on my situation. I am teaching a four year old class right now and I really like the kids and the schedule. We are on the same schedule as the public school system so that means we get a lot of paid time off. The problem is that the center I am in is TERRIBLE. The director is not supportive of the staff at all. She keeps things from them such as bonus incentive programs they could be part of. She can't get them so she doesn't want them to get them either. I happen to know about a lot of the things because I was formerly a director. There are very little supplies and by that I mean right down to the construction paper. I have to buy a lot of things. The whole center is in complete disorganization. The supplies are literally thrown into the cabinets. This includes the kitchen cabinets. (I won't even eat there) (Not that we are offered) The children are fed what I consider to be very little food. They only get 1/2 hamburger. No cheese, no condiments. Just dry burger and a bun. Even if they ask, they can't have more. Our lunch is brought to us at 10:30 while we are outside and we don't eat until 11:00. Also, the center is not very clean. This doesn't just come from the staff not cleaning. The floors need to be waxed, some repairs need to be done etc... There is just years of built up things. Because of some of these things the center has quite a reputation in the county. Also, the teacher in the class beside of me is allowed to drill the children with flashcards and if they don't say their letters, tell the 1st letter of their name, the # of days in the week etc... they have to sit in time out or miss outside time. I hear them being told they are bad, mean etc... I may possibly have the chance to move to another center and be the lead teacher of the three year old class. (I haven't worked with 3's in a long time) I would lose all that time off but I have been told this is a wonderful center. My dilema is do I stay there for the children until the program is over? (the program is over the 1st week in June) or do I leave if I am offered the chance? I am sorry this is so long, I just seem to be having trouble finding a quality, professional place to work.