I have a 4-year-old daughter. She goes to a small, private preschool. It is one class, all my daughter's age.
There is no director; it consists of four women, who are partners, who take turns teaching together. We have met the teachers once, so I don't know them at all.
My daughter told my wife that the teacher slapped her today. My daughter has also mentioned before that the teacher slapped another student. There is no physical evidence. My daughter said she wanted to play with toys and the teachers wouldn't let her get any out so she started to cry and they slapped her for crying and put her in timeout.
The thing is that sometimes kids say things (mine included) that aren't true. I'm not sure how much doubt/trust should I place in the story my daughter is telling. I believe her but I'm worried that as her father I may be biased.
My daughter's description sounds like herself. I pretty much have the same interaction with her several times a week. (with out the slapping though.)
How should I broach this with the teacher?
Lack of evidence aside I'm disinclined to start a law suite. Though I could be convinced. I don't want to ruin someone's life over a slap, but I'm also feeling rather ... angry.