I have been working in this daycare for a little over a month now. I teach 3 yr olds. I spend a lot of time with the 4 yr old teachers in the building, and the more they talk, the more I realize they aren't really teaching. Their kids do worksheets, but that is the extent of the learning process. One girl (newer to the school than me) says she doesn't let her 4 yr olds use glue because it is too messy. Neither of the girls let them use scissors, because they might get hurt. My 3 yr olds practice scissors center 3 days of the week, are turning into professional gluers (it should be a job if it isn't), and are learning things that the older kids won't have the opportunity to learn. Yesterday another teacher came to me and said she was asking to have her daughter moved to my room because she knows I am actually teaching....not just letting them play. So, yesterday I thought I would help the girls out. I purchased new books with tracing worksheets and asked if they would like copies. Only one was interested. I also had some cutting patterns and again asked if they would like copies. Nope. I'm new and some of these girls have been in the school for a while. I'm not really sure how much the director even cares, but...should I say something to her? Should I just keep offering materials to the other girls. Should I mind my own business? I don't think it is fair to the kids or the parents at this school, but is it worth stirring up the water? Sorry, just really frustrated. I just keep thinking about all of this work I am doing with my kids and in a month or two some of them will be moving up. I don't want them to move up to a teacher who just lets them play all day.