Tanya - posted on 03/14/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
We took our 3 1/2 yo to a development day at the local elementary school and they told us he doesn't qualify for preschool because he doesn't have any disabilities or deficiencies in development. Don't get me wrong I am happy and grateful that my son is above the developmental curve and I am glad there are programs out there for children who need a little extra help. I am just upset because there isn't any preschool option for us so he can socialize with kids his age. We live in a rural area with a few small towns around us. The bigger town that may offer a pre-K for my son is 45min-1hr away. We don't regularly go to church and don't want religion forced upon him (letting him decide when he is older) so pre-k at a church is out. Also my sons birthday is in Oct. so he won't be able to start any kindergarten until he is almost 6. What is wrong with the government to deny entry to a child who wants to learn? I just don't get it. I am concerned about what will happen once he does start school. Will he be too bored because he already knows all of his letters, colors, numbers 1-100, gets dressed by himself, completely potty trained, speaks like a 7 year old, writes his name, knows his address and phone number............. I just want him to be in a social/school setting and because he is advanced for his age they are saying he can't go!!!
Sorry about the venting. Has anyone else experienced this? Any advice would be appreciated.
I have no problem teaching my son things at home as we have done everything so far at home. I should also mention that I am a stay at home mom and my son goes to an in home daycare 2 times a week to socialize but there is only 1 girl there his age. The nearest daycare center is 30 min away and doesn't have any openings and the daycares in this area don't have any structured learning. I blame the government. Let's dumb down the children so when they grow up they can be good little sheep!