preschool drama update: my mind has been blown

Wow.

So, I did it. Got the courage up to break ties with our current preschool. Thank you everyone for your support on this. I sent them an email on Saturday – I know, not the most direct approach. But for those who read the long explanation of why the situation wasn’t working, I think you understand.

My epiphany was this: Tell them that our family’s needs and the school’s program are not a match, and tell them we’ll miss them.

So that’s what I did.

I figured they’d get the email immediately because I know they run the school off their iPhones.

They did not email back, or call. All weekend. Or Monday. But I felt released after I hit send.

This morning I called to let them know he wouldn’t be coming in. I asked his teacher if she knew about the email. Yes, she did.

Can I ask why? – she said.

I told her that we felt the program wasn’t a match. And she AGREED!

(Somebody scrape me up off the floor. I am completely blown away.)

She says, Yeah, his art teacher and I talked about it. He needs a place where he can get more one-on-one attention. He’s all about himself. The other kids are more about the group. The fact that he’s still crying at transitions after all this time isn’t a good sign. Yeah.

(OH MAH GAWD.)

(Yes, it would have been nice if we could have had a meeting to talk about what was happening and stuff. Like I’d tried to do. Oh well.)

So I said thank you and I was so happy to hear that they understood and were seeing some of the same things I saw, and that we were going to try a different environment for him; that we were sad to be leaving; that I’ll come by on Friday to get his stuff and say goodbye.

PHEW!!!!!

Now, to pick the next environment…

4 comments for “preschool drama update: my mind has been blown

  1. June 15, 2010 at 10:01 am

    I had a similar experience when I decided to dump the online charter school we have been using and do my own thing with homeschooling. I was convinced that the teacher I worked with would try to talk me out of it and make me feel like I wasn’t going to do it right. Instead, she told me she thought my reasoning was sound, that I had obviously been doing my research on curriculum, and that she thought I was making the best decision for my kids. Sometimes, people’s reactions will really surprise you.

    On a different topic…I have pictures of my chicks up if you want to see them. http://fairygodmartyr.com/index.php/the-castle/48-june-2010-castle/88-hangin-with-my-peeps

  2. June 15, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I’m glad that this went better than you were expecting. It’s always nice when that happens. Hopefully you will find a better fit for both of you really soon. :-)

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  3. June 15, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Wow! Talk about confirmation that you did the right thing! Good luck with the search for the new, Jonah-perfect school.

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