I called to talk to the director of the preschool today. I explained who I was and she says, "What's up?" Like we're going to have a nice little chat...yeah right.
I told her that we were removing Braden from her center and that this change was effective immediately (or really, last week). I told her that I felt like I owed her an explanation as to why he wouldn't be returning so that she could take care of things herself. I also mentioned the fact that I had considered going directly to her licensing rep from the state, but had decided to talk with her first.
I told her everything that I had witnessed during my visit last week. She listened very politely to what I had to say, and when I gave her a chance to speak she sounded extremely upset (that any of this had taken place) and also very sorry that we had to deal with all of it. She said that she would be taking care of the problems that I had brought to her attention immediately, and I have a feeling that her staff is in for a brow-beating for a few things.
Overall, I am glad that we are sticking with our plan of taking him out of that environment and I am also very glad that I spoke up about all that I had witnessed instead of just fuming about it. This way was more productive and I also get the satisfaction of knowing that I got these women "in trouble." I know that sounds childish, but, well...you mess with my kid, you mess with me!