Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My baby is leaving me...


Last week, I had to sign my baby up for 4 year old kindergarten! Yikes! I knew it was coming, but I am not sure I am prepared. Just reading through the packet of info made me so nervous. I am going to be a wreck the day he gets on that big bus all by himself...ok I have to change the subject now. To make matters worse, I ran into the early childhood teacher while I was at school. I can't believe how soon Logan will be in school too! This is the teacher that Logan will have when he turns 3. She informed me that laws have changed (for the better) and I am allowed to choose one of two options. I can send Logan to her classroom at the elementary school, where he would be with the other children needing early childhood, or I can choose a preschool and send him there with typical kids. If I choose option two, the early childhood teacher will go to the preschool to work with Logan. It's good to hear that educators are realizing that our kids with Down syndrome are thriving when placed with typical kids versus being singled out and taken to special education classrooms. I hear so often about parents having to fight to get there kids with DS included with their peers. I know that each child with DS is very different and that the amount of time that Logan will be able spend in the typical classroom is a big unknown, but at least I feel like I have hope that our district with give Logan every chance available to be taught in a typical classroom.

4 comments:

Kerry and Tom said...

they grow up so fast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

amy flege said...

where does the time go?? I remember when my oldest baby started pre kindergarten..... now he is 14!! time flies!
I am sure he will love it though!!!

datri said...

Wow, they get big so quickly! We had to send Kayla off to PreK when she was 2 years 9 months because she was sick of the EI therapists, LOL. Now I am getting ready to transition her into Kindergarten! AAAACK!

Amy Jean said...

My little godson looks like he's eight years old! Oh my! Scary!