Megan - posted on 10/20/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
My son has a PDD-NOS diagnosis and is in the school district sponsored preschool for it. This is combined with the Head Start in our area as they are the largest preschool program. Last year the special needs class was separate and they had special rules to accommodate the fact that many of the children had issues with attention span and such. This year (at the last minute and with no warning) they integrated the kids into the other classrooms, which was startling and not really appreciated by any of the parents I have talked to. I am trying not to let that color my interactions with my son's teacher but I got a note from her today that concerns me. I had sent her a note about how my son when particularly upset about something we had done called for her. Her response was that she thought he didn't like her because she is the one that enforces the classroom rules and makes him follow a set routine at school. That caught me totally off guard. In PRESCHOOL a child not liking his teacher because they are being too rough with the rules? That seems really harsh to me. I remember preschool being mostly playing with some learning but it was mostly about socialization and starting to learn acceptable behavior.
I guess I don't know how to explain it but its setting off all sorts of alarms in my head. As my husband said, the mommy alarm is going off and I don't know if I have good reason or if I am being overprotective.
Anyone have any advice.