Saturday, February 13, 2010
In my last post I mentioned the possibility of Joshua going to preschool. We went there this past Friday and love it! It is the only place he could go right now. Most preschools don't start until age 2 but this is a very special and unique preschool, in every way. It is through Epworth Early Intervention Center. They have a preschool program for children ages 1-4 who have developmental delays or who are at risk for delays, they also accept typically developing children. Joshua will be attending on Tuesday and Thursdays from 8:30 am to 11:30 am (it only runs in the morning during that time). Children can attend 2, 3, 4 or 5 days a week depending on availability. Right now all we want to do is 2 days. There is a 1:3 teacher to child ratio; 1 head teacher, 2 assistants and an aide. They have less than 20 students and only 10 at a time. It is a very small program and I don't think many people know about it. The schedule is packed the entire time he's there. He gets a snack, they do circle time and work on their individual goals all while playing. We are going to have to try to adjust his schedule as those two days he won't get a morning nap. I am trying to adjust his bedtime so he gets up a little later and then can take his morning nap later, almost becoming an afternoon nap but we'll have to see how it goes. I am so excited about this opportunity for him and so grateful for hearing about it!