I work with 2yr olds and of the many years I've worked with this age group have never had this problem before. I had a new group of 2yr olds move up to my class from the toddler class recently. 4 of the 5 children call the toddler teacher "mom" or "mommy". Its really not a problem for me because once they get to my class and I hear them call the other teacher this, I correct them everytime, They usually catch on within a week or so. I'm concerned though is it acceptable for the other teacher to LET the children call her mom? When they call her this, she answers them without correcting them. I understand alot of toddlers will call their teacher "mom" just because its someone close to them like their mom and its alot easier for them to say, but should they be corrected or just leave it alone? I know this age is so young and these kids won't call her mom forever but I'm more concerned #1 how it makes the parents of these kids feel. If it were my child, and I wasn't a teacher, I'd feel hurt and guilty about having to work and think that my child considers someone else besides me "mom". BUT since I AM a teacher, I know its not the case and I'd be glad my child has someone special he/she feels so close to and trusts.. #2 are the kids really understanding who "mom" really is? any opinions?