My Son is 3 turning 4 late Oct. He has been in Preschool 2 wks. 3 days a week. He has never been to any type of daycare. I was recommened by the Director to put him into the 4 yr. old program. He goes in willingly and comes out with a big smile. I was called on the side today by the Teacher saying that he has a hard time "transitioning" from one project to another. He wants to finish one thing before he moves on to the next. He is "frustrating" some other children because he won't listen and it is causing the children to "alienate" him. I come to find out that all the other children in the class have been attending this school for 2,3 & now 4 yr. programs. They recommend now he go into the 3 year old program which is only 2 days a week. I think the Teacher just does not want to take the extra time with a child with no prev. experience in school. What do you think? Does this sound right for a Preschool?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:33 PM on Sep. 24, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)
Answer by _Tam_ at 4:19 PM on Sep. 24, 2010
Answer by thatgirl70 at 3:13 PM on Sep. 24, 2010
Answer by things_not_sane at 2:47 PM on Sep. 24, 2010
Honestly, I don't think "no prior experience" is an excuse to not listen in school. My youngest dd started preschool at 3 1/2 and listened just fine in school, sat quietly and paid attention. It was her first year of school. My other girls went to preschool the first time at 4 and 5 and they never had trouble behaving, either.
If the teacher has to take special time to dea; with just your child that takes away from the other kids. If he can't handle the work then he should be put in a different class.
Answer by justanotherjen at 3:27 PM on Sep. 24, 2010
Answer by Mom2Just1 at 8:26 PM on Sep. 24, 2010
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