I officially have two kids in school and it is AMAZING! Little Bug started at the same preschool as LeLe, and so far it is going great. I am super lucky to have such an amazing place to send my kids because the experiences I have had, and the experiences the kids have had with this place are unmatched.
Little Bug is a true introvert when it comes to other kids and unfamiliar adults. He takes a while to warm up and he needs some space to do so. Originally, he was placed in the youngest child class (typically 2.5-3 year-olds) and I was excited. The teacher in that class is a friend of mine, so I knew he would be well-taken care of and she would be able to help him adjust. But the night before the first day of school, the director called me and said that she spoke with the teachers and Little Bug was one of the kids that they wanted to move into a different class. Basically, they saw during the back-to-school day that Little Bug was relatively reserved and liked to be quiet and listen rather than run around like crazy. As a result of the conversation, he was bumped up into the 3.5-4 year old class, which would make him one of the youngest, but the atmosphere would suit him better.
And let me say, this was the BEST decision ever. The original class has several kids that cry on drop off every day and a couple that are extremely spirited. I think that had Little Bug stayed in that class, he would have been completely lost because he is so quiet. But the new class is awesome. The kids are a little more settled down and he loves it. The teachers were LeLe’s teachers the last two years, so this is also great for me as I am familiar with them and their teaching styles. The class in general is pretty structured and they spend a lot of time on hands on activities, so Little Bug is thrilled.
On the first day I was really nervous to drop Little Bug off. He is my baby through and through and I was worried that drop off would be rough. But he proved me wrong in every way. Once we were in his classroom, he was excited just to see all the different toys they had for warm up time. He immediately went over to the play kitchen and was bubbling with excitement. I stayed with him for a couple of minutes and then asked him if I could leave and he didn’t even flinch. It was great, and went so much better than I expected. The absolute best part of the day was at pickup and he literally ran into my arms.