I am a former Developmental Preschool teacher and I have watched these programs help so many children. An at home program meany a teachr visit for a short period once a week in most cases as well are appropriate PT Ot and speech. It is hard to get the same results as a half day program 4-5 days a week.
That said look to your Doctors for guidance for health concerns.
2/19/09 9:53 A
I think that being around other kids his age will be a plus. On the other hand, when my niece started day care, she was getting sick just about every week. When she had a nanny, she didn't get sick often. I did not have that with my 3 kids. They rarely miss school due to getting sick.
You may want to be prepared for a tutor at home if he is sick a lot. The public school will provide one. Given his medical history, you may want to see if his doctor feels he is strong enough should he start getting more colds, etc.
2/18/09 6:07 P
My three year old is getting testing next week to see if he can go to pre-school. since he is developmently delayed. He can't sit yet but has been trying for well over a year. I want him to go to public school since he is never around kids is age. I think just being around kids would help him a lot. His home health nurse on the other hand thinks we should get him a teach that comes to the house because he gets sick alot. My feeling is he's going to get sick whether or not he's at home or not. I really think the benefits out weight the risks. What do ya'll think? I talk to one of his doctors and she thinks I just need to wait till the end of March, which that's when he would be starting anyway.
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