Our 3.5-year-old daughter was going to one kindergarden (2 days a week) for a year. She liked it there but we were also on the waitlist to another kindergarden where her best friend is going to.
Two months ago, the new kindergarden gave us two days a week and we decided she'll be going to both kindergardens for some time before we can make a decision, do we switch to a new kindergarden or does she stay in the old one. At the moment she goes Wednesday to the old kindergarden, Thursday to the new one and on Friday to old one again.
But we found one pattern which puzzles us and makes it difficult to make a switch or stay decision: on Wednesday our daughter is very excited and wants to go to the old kindergarden, same thing on Thursday when she goes to the new kindergarden. But Friday is always the problem - she does not want to go to the new kindergarden and looks upset and even cries when we drop her off, but she gets OK later during the day when we call to childcare workers to check how she is now.
We tried talking to her why she is so upset on Friday but didn't get much from her. We would think she does not like the new kindergarden, but why then she is so excited to go there on Wednesday?
If you have some ideas on what might be going on or have experience with switching kindergardens, would really appreciate your help.