I just wanted to get some opinions of my classroom situation. Even though I have accepted another position and will be leaving in four weeks I would like to hear your thoughts. I have been at this center for 1 year and 8 months. I went to the center because I was looking for a more professional working environment. I quickly found out that having 4 stars is no indication of professionalism. There have been many problems to work through. The first were staff related but the major issue now is administration and behavior issues. There are 25 children in my class. These children range in age from 4 to 5 years old. Out of that 25, five have major behavior issues. Ex. throwing chairs, using vlugar curse words, touching other classmates on the bottom, refusing to sit down for ANY reason, telling the teacher or other children, "I'll kill you!" etc... One of the children is the owner/director's grandson. One child has even gotten a concussion. The story the afternoon teacher told and the one the children told was completely different. I was not there at the time. And I do not get informed of what is happening. I have been to the director about the behavior of these children. I have tried to inform the parents and get their help. In one parent conference with the director, my assistant, the parents and myself, the parents expressed great frustration because "he doesn't do this anywhere else." These parents were told by the director, "Don't worry about what happens here at the center. We will take care of that. You just worry about being with him when you get home." My assistant even said, "I can handle him because I get in his face." She told them that I am "softer". I felt like that tied my hands and that let me know I was going to receive no support. I understand that these children need care and love like the other children but it prevents me from doing activities with the other children. The misbehaving children demand constant attention. We also found out today that another child who left our center voluntarily because he was having a lot of behavior issues and went to another center and was recently dismissed from that center because the behavior was too disruptive. Our director is accepting him back into our program. That will give us six children that art out of control. There are only two of us. I'm not sure if I will make it through the next four weeks. (My new position doesn't start until then) We just received the report back from our quality enhancement rating and we scored well which is unbelievable. After our assessment the comment was made by the assistant director about watching a non-educational video (we are not supposed to), "Oh, they're gone it doesn't matter now." Is there something else I should have done or should do? Should I make the division of child development aware or just leave quietly? There is so much more but sorry this is so long.