I have a little boy with special needs in my daycare. He comes Mondays and Wednesdays with a support worker. The social workers involved with his family have been working on getting him funding for Fridays as well since August. (Yes, I've been holding a Friday space for him because he DESPERATELY needs it, and he's showing dramatic improvements in coming!) Yesterday the call finally came that the funding came through and he's able to start right away! Great!
I told his father this when they arrived this morning and Dad was like, "Oh that's great". I had some little details to iron out but I told him we'd most likely start this week, if that was ok with him, and that we'd let him know by the end of the day. He said that was fine. Basically I just had to call Subsidy and ensure that I was, in fact, going to get paid for this, since I've had problems with his funding in the past ( a whole other issue )...
So Dad comes to pick him up this afternoon, we tell him we'd like to get started on Fridays this week, and what does Dad say? "Oh, Fridays is when his mother actually shows up for visitation." WHAT?! Why is this the first ANY of us has heard about this?!!!
I'm so irate right now. UGH! COMMUNICATE PLEASE!!!!