I have posted before about our preschool going from 1/2 day to all day. I had a group of parents that were not happy about that and trying to protest. I thought that it had finally died down, but heard today thet even though all but 2 of these children have signed up for next year, they are still griping amongst themselves. Sending terrible e-mails from what I hear from a parent trying not to get involved. One of the e-mails apparently said that our church was just a big church trying to weed out the little guy. We are doing just the opposite - trying to meet the needs of more parents. Working parents. Anyway, on top of this I am trying to work with the preschool committee to transition from 1/2 day to all day. This is new to us - lunch, naps, more staff etc. I have visited other preschools and gotten some great advice here and from other local directors. I called one local director last week however, and was treated badly. I introduced myself and told her what our preschool was doing. I asked her if she would mind if I stopped by (at her convenience) and looked at her school and asked some questions. She promptly replied, "What do you need to know and what are you looking for?" I explained that I had visited with other directors to get feedback on lunch procedures, teacher schedules, naptime etc. Also to share ideas. She said, "You have a regulations book from the state dept. that tells you all you need to know." I told her that I was aware of that, but just valued another director's input and advice. She told me it depended on what curriculum I wanted to use. When I told her that I had a curriculum in place - did not need that kind of help - she said "Well you have everything you need then." I am so overwhelmed by all that it is taking to do this. I do feel like this is a good ministry and will be even better by going all day and reaching more people. Just needed to vent.