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Friday, September 12, 2008

Preschool Here We Come (for real this time)

Caty will FINALLY be starting preschool on Tuesday. YIPPEE!! She will be going to a preschool run through the parks and rec department - the one that we visited last week. We chatted with the teachers last week and again yesterday when we dropped off Caty's paperwork. I am very pleased with them and what they are doing to get the room ready for Caty. Ms Maggie, the director is going to go out this weekend and purchase a potty and stool, just like what we have set up at home - one that we know Caty can get on and off of. With written permission, the teachers are willing to help her with undressing and dressing when using the potty. They don't normally help the kids out, but are willing to with our case. Caty was able to hoist herself up into the chairs, but the tables were just a tab bit too high, so they will lower them for her. These teachers are just so willing to make the room accommodating to her, it's wonderful.

Caty is excited about starting, however we will see what Tuesday morning will bring. Luckily two of her playgroup friends, Hayden and Oliver, are also in the class, so that might help out a little bit. I'll take pictures and fill you in on the details afterwards!

10 comments:

Mike said...

We're so excited for you both - this is such a big step for her! I'm also really glad that the school is being so easy to work with on the accessibility - it's so much easier to leave your child in the care of someone who really seems to care about her needs!

Looking forward to those "first day of school" pics!

Lisa said...

It seems stressful, but I'm sure it'll go great!

Alex said...

How exciting!!!!!! I can't wait to see the pictures!

Greene Family said...

Sounds great - I'm so glad to hear how helpful the teachers are being! Good luck Tuesday - looking forward to seeing the pics!

Emily said...

How exciting! I hope Caty has a fantastic first day. We have a similar situation in Pre-K, where the teachers have permission to help Seamus with the potty and they have made accomodations...like a milk crate under his feet while he sits at the lunch table. Isn't it wonderful!

Caden and Mommy said...

Jaime!
I am so happy for you - it looks like you have found the perfect fit! How wonderful that they are SO willing to make accomidations for Caty! Good luck on Tuesday & I will be waiting for the adorable pictures :0)
Trisha

Kim said...

That is so nice that they are making accomodations without having to jump through 9 million hoops!
I am so excited to see the pictures from her first day!

Jillsblog said...

Sounds like Caty and JD are alot alike...does she like to talk too? JD has trouble with S sounds, I do touch cues with him and then he can pronounce them great, but I just want him to be clear!! Good luck on Caty's first day, I can't wait to see pictures.

Destini said...

How exciting! I am totally adding a reminder on my calendar to check your blog on Wednesday to hear how Caty's first day goes!

Tonya said...

Good Luck Katy!!! Hoping your 1st day is wonderful!!

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