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How bad is the transition? Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
26th Mar '13

How bad is the transition from being home with me full time, to full day kinder, with no preschool at all?

I'm nervous about Cora going to full day kinder, but it is all they offer in my district.

I mean, I know she'll get used to it eventually and I'm prepared for a couple really rough weeks

I just wanna know how bad it was for your kid?

And just to throw this out there, Cora has a sensory processing disorder so she is a bit more emotional than other kids. Not always a bad thing, but it makes life a bit harder

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
26th Mar '13

watching.. im worried about this as well. the last time cam was in any sort of 'school/daycare' setting was back when he was 3. he gets so nervous and anxious with new and certain situations so it makes me a nervous wreck

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
26th Mar '13

Can either of you afford to send your kids to a daycare like 2 days a week just to get them used to spending days away from mommy? I think it helps, personally if you can do it.



I have no idea how they'd react because my kids were "raised by daycare" with me being a single mom and every SAHM I know has always at least sent them to preschool so that they had time to adjust.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
26th Mar '13
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Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
26th Mar '13

Can you get her into a summer preschool/pre-k program to help get her used to it first?

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Blair Waldorf (SuperKink):" Can either of you afford to send your kids to a daycare like 2 days a week just to get them used to spending ... [snip!] ... with me being a single mom and every SAHM I know has always at least sent them to preschool so that they had time to adjust."


Nope. Can't afford daycare and there are no public preschools in my district. No head start either

LA REINA™ New York, NY, United States 16316 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" Cora has never been in a school like setting, other than swim class. I mean, she goes to the gym ... [snip!] ... 2 hours and there are other kids. The ladies in there are awesome and do school like stuff with them. It's just not enough."

I think the first few weeks will be rough but eventually she will get used to it. I don't personally have experience with it because I've sent my big kids to preschool...but I am sure that she will need to adjust to being away from mom and being with so many new faces.

LA REINA™ New York, NY, United States 16316 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" Nope. Can't afford daycare and there are no public preschools in my district. No head start either"


Summer camp?

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting LA REINA
BαtMαɳ Gotham, __, United States 69391 posts
26th Mar '13

Have you asked about a transitional kindergarten class? They offer it here during the summer for kids who never went to preschool.

LA REINA™ New York, NY, United States 16316 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" I'm looking into summer camps right now."


Hopefully you can find one for her because that would probably help with the transition before school.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting BαƚMαɳ:" Have you asked about a transitional kindergarten class? They offer it here during the summer for kids who never went to preschool."



They offer a "kinder readiness program" here but it's 230 a week and I don't qualify for financial aid.

It's not going to happen lol

BαtMαɳ Gotham, __, United States 69391 posts
26th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kelly&Coralie:</b>" They offer a "kinder readiness program" here but it's 230 a week and I don't qualify for financial aid. It's not going to happen lol"</blockquote>



Wtf?! They charge for that?? It's free here.



That's ridiculous

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Blair Waldorf (SuperKink):" Can either of you afford to send your kids to a daycare like 2 days a week just to get them used to spending ... [snip!] ... with me being a single mom and every SAHM I know has always at least sent them to preschool so that they had time to adjust."


darycare is so much different than kindergarten though i dont want him used to all the play/free time daycare gives them. he went to daycare when he was 2 that did preschool curriculum so he knows sort of what its like. but no the only daycare id ever consider sending him to in the meantime would be the place he went to before, and they dont do certain days you have to do all week which is 185

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting BαƚMαɳ:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kelly&Coralie:</b>" They offer a "kinder readiness program" ... [snip!] ... aid. It's not going to happen lol"</blockquote> Wtf?! They charge for that?? It's free here. That's ridiculous"



Yeah it's ridic

Nothing is free here until Kinder.

And it's pretty fuckedup becasue if I lived literally across the street, I'd be in a district with free preschool. (But it's city schools and I'm in a better overall district)

But literally, I live on the dividing line