We had been praying about what to do for Superhero 4 for months.
Our sweet-and-spicy Energizer Bunny graduated in June from the children's center, where he received the very best PT, OT, speech and educational services for 18 months of his life. And although this motivated little man moved from a 1.5-year-old developmental level to a 4.5-year-old developmental level in several fields during such a short period of time, he was still noticeably (and understandably) behind his peers.
At kindergarten registration day at his big brothers’ school last spring, we sat next to a child who could read sentences from the packet instructions to his mama.
We still couldn't identify five letters.
The preschools we contacted couldn't accommodate a 5-year-old boy with mobility issues and medical needs.
The tutor we loved was already booked for the fall.
Our boy was old enough for kindergarten, but at only two years home, we felt like, even in the talented and capable hands of teachers we knew and loved, with only two years of exposure to the English language under his belt, he might just drown.
Which left one other option …Read More