Help! I need advice about my dd's school!!! Please.
I know I might have mentioned it here before, but I really need some help in regards to my dd. She was evaluated and has been approved to receive speech therapy. As part of a state provided program, she can receive speech therapy twice a week and it will be paid for by the state for a whole year.
That's sounds great at first, but I have some concerns. My dd is well established at a school that doesn't have a speech therapist (YMCA). She loves it there. She has a great teacher, and little friends. She has been attending this school since the beginning of the school year in August. She goes to this school three days a week. Me and my dh would love for her to keep going to this school. We would also like for her to go there for Pre-K in the Fall. Pre-K for the Y would be four days a week, 8:30-11:30am.
The issue is that the services that were offered to us are at a totally different school. They only have space available on Tuesday and Thursday. Which means I have to change her schedule at the Y preschool so she can go to the other school. That also means that she will have to go to school 5 days a week. The state program will only pay for 2 days. We don't want to switch schools altogether. One day at this new school is MORE than the cost of three days at her current school. Why? Because it is a private school. UGH!
When it comes to school next Fall, we are thinking that she can go to the Y preschool just as we had planned Monday-Thursday. Then she can go to the private school in the afternoons on Tuesday and Thursday.
This whole schedule is VERY confusing. I hope you were able to keep up with it. LOL. I so wish that my dd could just meet with a speech therapist at our home or in an office a couple of times a week. I don't want to send her to two totally different schools. I feel like that would be hard on our 3 year old.
Have any of you sent your kids to two different schools before? I really don't feel comfortable with all of this. The classes are totally different. I have observed both classes and the one at the Y preschool is far more organized, and is calm. The one at the private school is loud and chaotic. I'm sure it is a good school, it is just such a big difference in environment. I have no idea how this is going to work.
Thoughts? Ideas? I would really appreciate it.