2 1/2 year old does not want to go back to early preschool.

Louise - posted on 09/02/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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First we went and visited the school and she loved it so much that she cried when she had to leave. My daughter is really outgoing and is the type that functions well without mommy and daddy. So Yesterday after her first full day we pick her up and she stated that someone hit her and that she does not want to go back to preschool. She gets there at noon and they take a 2 hour nap from 12:30-2:30 she does not wake up in the morning until about 10 or 11, so I expressed this to the teacher and she says it is state mandated but she could play quietly at a table. I guess I am wondering if this is the right place for my child, I loved it when we toured but now I am questioning it.

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Jodi - posted on 09/05/2009

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If it's a preschool that specifically has am and pm, then take her after nap. If it is a daycare center, take her in the morning. That is when all the projects and stuff take place. I worked in daycare for years and in the afternoon less structured activities usually take place.

Angela - posted on 09/03/2009

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Well, I would find a place that better suits your schedule. That will be hard though. It sounds like you want her to interact with other kids, not just go because you need child care. You may want to take her after the 2 p.m. naptime. That will give her at least three hours to socialize with the other kids. Also, yes, hitting and biting are a part of all child care atmospheres. That is also a part of learning how to deal with the presence of other children. Trust the daycare providers to handle the situations. But, make sure they communicate to you what went on during the day.

Cristin - posted on 09/03/2009

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What is your daughter learning if they are just putting her down for a 2 hour nap. I'd find a place that is interacting with her and teaching her things

Louise - posted on 09/03/2009

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I cannot afford to send my daughter earlier that is why she only goes two half days a week, specifically for the peer interaction. It is also difficult to change her schedule since it revolves around ours and my husbands hours are late and I work in the morning therefore I do not want to wake her because her father needs his rest. I think I just need to find a cheaper options so she can go all day and nap would then not be a problem.

Brigette - posted on 09/02/2009

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Well no matter what preschool it is there will be that nap time.....One thing that you can do is take her a little before the nap time so that she can interact with the other kids and at least want to just lay down for a few......Another thing, about the hitting, that is going to be at any school she attends as well, this is just an age where they don't like to share and some can't properly express their feelings, the only thing you can do is have the teachers keep a better eye on it.

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I crossed the bridge of someone hitting my child at preschool right when she started too...and this might not be the BEST answer...but I taught my daughters how to defend themselves... On the other side...the nap, at least where I live, remains about the same time all the way through kindergarten..so it might be a good idea to get your child into a new routine of getting up earlier so she takes that 12-2 nap. I know both of my daughters have been on the same routine since 2 yrs. old...bed at 8...up at 630, school at 7, nap from 12-2 and home at 5, etc...one things to remember is that most schools will mandate a nap and they will most likely be the same time frame.

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