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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
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PRESCHOOL TEACHER ALLEGEDLY ILL-TREATS TODDLER, BUT CLAIMS THE CHILD INJURED HIMSELF

Today, I noticed my child returned home from preschool with abrasions on the neck and shoulders. it looked like someone grabbed the shirt and yanked very hard or was dragged.

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3 months ago, it was a long scratch (with light blood) on the wrist and face. I shrugged it off to maybe rough housing. Teacher claimed she did not know what happened but apologized so I let it go as it was a new environment and school.

I went to speak with the teacher and she said that it was due to my kid being an agressor and violent during preschool (3 year old class) and would frequently attack other children so the marks are made by other children defending himself. She went on to say that my child is very difficult to manage and hits other kids etc.

When I asked about the well being of the other children and if the other parents were informed of the injuries she said no other parents were informed because the injuries were not severe. I asked for CCTV and the school said that it did not have any installed within its premises.

BTW my kid cowers in fear during drop off and acts up a lot about going to school and is terrified of this particular teacher. Once I joked that I was going to call the teacher on a weekend and it triggered a meltdown begging me not to call.

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Because its pretty much a you say/I say situation, I don’t have any concrete evidence to back up my suspicion and for all you know my kid is really an animal. But instictively, something doesn’t sit right with me. He has frequent nightmares and hates going to school but loves ‘chinese class’ on the weekends (who loves chinese class seriously)

What do parents here think I should do? should I email ECDA or make a police report for investigation or has anyone gone through something similar?

PS: For safety, I have decided not to let my kid continue in that preschool with immediate effect but shudder at the thought of another kid going through the same thing.

Update 11.49pm , my child said and demonstrated to the mother and me how the uniform was pulled roughly and gestured to the neck area where abrasions were before falling down. Teacher was named by my child when asked further. We will be letting our child stay home until a new preschool is found

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