Preschool Plans?

Amy - posted on 12/08/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Ty was in daycare from 4-11 months and since then I've been home with him. He currently works with Early Intervention and the day (or the day after?) he turns 3 he will start at the town preschool. I'm so nervous! I'm sure some of you Mama's have had your little on in preschool already so can you tell me how to let go? I really worry about transition because he has some special needs, but I know this is what he needs. I'm just not sure what Mama needs you know?

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Pamela - posted on 12/09/2010

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HELLO!! my Cameron Has been in 2 days a week at daycare since he was 18 months in January he will be going up to what they call the Kindy room ( which is for the 3 - 5 year olds) you don't start full time school until 5 here.

He is enrolled in a Special centre to do a pre kindy program for speech and language delays its just 2 hours a day once a week and he will still be attending daycare 2 days. In Jan 2012 Im hoping he is accepted into the west coast language development centre for his kindy which will be 2 full days a week he can stay there for up to year 2 and then has to be in mainstream Im really hoping with all the hard work and MONEY we are putting in over the next two year he will be ready for mainstream full time when all the other kids start.. he often does very well without me and I notice his speech improves when he is around his peers. good luck mummy he will be fine. heheh make sure you become apart of the program with him so you still feel involved

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Pamela - posted on 12/09/2010

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your son sounds like mine he is the best but he has a few issues including sensory seeking and expressive and receptive language delay the centre he is going to next year is brilliant he will have two speechies a teacher and OT and a phycologist all working with him so although it cost me about 45$ a week we are saving 180 on speech and OT Cameron is not Autistic so gets not much free he does get free OT and speech but very rarely like twice a year for a 4 week block. I think it will be great for him the daycare he goes to have been wonderful with him and he is super they call him there star pubil .. I am nervous about him getting lost with the bigger kids but I think we need to challenge him more and he needs help socially and it has been suggested to me that the best way for him to do that is through alot of interaction with other kids so thats how daycare plays in. he also has a little brother and in the last month I have swapped days so I can have a day with him and it is wonderful Im getting to know him .. he is a monster heheh but a very smart and cute one!



I'm not so nervous about school for Cameron my eldest as I know he does well without me but after he is 3 he can go up to level one in swimming ! he loves swimming and is good at it ( not the best but pretty good and trys so hard) I m worried that have said they will put him in a class of 2 or 3 and I will be watching from the side but Im worried he is not ready for it .. but I keep telling myself I can't hold him back ! he might surprise me ! Im a swimming teacher myself so I know his teacher might have a hard time but I think its good for him to learn to listen to other adults and to pay attention I will help her by breaking down camerons issue and seeing if she can speak in 3-4 word sentences and no rattle off lots of instructions.



Mums jobs are hard but its even harder when your little one needs extra help! its great that you have found a good school for him ..



in 2012 I hope CAmeron is going to be accepted into a local school for language but only 10 kids get in ! and has to do an IQ test EEKk but that is only 45 a term so its so so cheap

Amy - posted on 12/09/2010

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We are very lucky that the preschool program here is through the town and it's free if he screens in. Apparently it's pretty competitive because there are only so many slots for each age(and it's free!). They have already basically told me that he screened in with 4 areas of challenge (Speech, self regulation, sensory and behavioral) he's a challenging kid because with 4 areas, it's not always possible to tell why he's doing something. He's a love though! We go in early Jan to find out if he will go 2 days or 4. I'm amazed that they would jump him right into 4 days per week. They said we could transition more slowly though, if he needs it (I think *I* would need it!) I think I worry the most about them just getting to know him. I'm the Mom...I know when he's seeking sensory input, when he's being behaviorally challenging just to be a twit, and when he's doing something just cause he can't help but do it, or doing it for seeking...and he can do all those things with one action...so it is hard to learn him. I feel like their "up time" to learn him will be bad for Ty. The worst mistake they could make would be disciplining him for something that's not behavioral. At EI's insistence we were putting him in TO for sensory seeking for a couple days a long while back. He stopped the behavior, but started biting his nails instead...I can't stop him from biting his nails! At that point we requested a new therapist, and this one really gets him, so I'm just super anxious about the transition for him to people who don't get him yet...and this is a transition he'll have to do again in a few years, and then yearly?

I am looking forward to spending more time alone with my youngest though, we've never really had that. :)

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