Emmy started preschool a couple of weeks ago and she absolutely LOVES it!
I know it's a weird time of the year to start preschool, but there's a reason for it. I wasn't going to start her in preschool until the fall, but we have struggled so much with this child! She doesn't listen, she can't sit still to do anything for more than a few minutes (including eating meals) and it's been SO HARD. I know, I know, she's three. All of my friends keep telling me she's a normal three-year-old, but I just don't think it's only the fact that she's three. I keep thinking that she may have ADD. Jake has it and didn't know it until college.
So, there is a preschool that the school district runs, but it's only for kids with disabilities (speech problems, ADD, and more severe disabilities as well). We had Emmy assessed the beginning of March and they thought she was more inattentive than most three-year-olds. So she's currently on a 30-day trial. Next week will be the last week of her trial. I talked to her teacher and she said that Emmy has a hard time paying attention and focusing in class and that she's probably going to qualify. I'm really excited because it's such a great preschool and it's FREE! And it will qualify her until she starts kindergarten. Plus she will get the attention she needs from experienced and qualified teachers. The best part? The bus comes to pick her up and drop her off AT OUR HOUSE! There is a car seat for each child on the bus and there is an Aide that rides the bus to get the kids in and out of their car seats. And Emmy LOVES riding the bus to and from school. She always tells me about Jace, a boy that sits by her on the bus. I can just picture my cute little three-year-old chatting it up with another preschooler on the bus. Love it.
And I must say, it's so nice to have a little break and to be able to spend some quality time with Kate.