How do you find a good school for a child that is not fully potty trained?
I have a son that will be 3 september 19 and we are working on getting him potty trained and preparing him for school. he also got tubes put in in march of this year and so he is able to talk a lot more because he is able to hear more correctly. But with the schools either being hesitant with the potty trained part they want him to be at a certain age of 3 and a half or four years old. we've been trying to get him into early head start but untill he turns three he is either to old or not old enough for any of the programs and it is frusterating. the only other thing that we are thinking of is daycare but that is expencive if you use it regularly and with me not working now and my husband bringing the only income for now we really can't afford the daycare part alone. please someone help with some suggestions besides getting a job myself.
With our daughter, we first enrolled her in a licensed, home-based childcare center that incorporated learning activities into the daily routine. The 'center' had fewer than 20 children (who didn't have to be potty-trained to attend) and three adult caregivers. It was inexpensive compared to some of the 'institutional' childcare centers we reviewed (at the time, we only had one income as well, and struggled to make ends meet), but the director did offer part-time options for parents who couldn't afford to send their children full-time. It was a wonderful experience for our daughter. Then, when she was four, we enrolled her in a co-op preschool which did require potty-training to be completed before enrollment. By then, she was ready, and had a great experience at preschool. Since it was a co-op, parent participation was required, so it was a rewarding experience for us as well.
I hope you are equally successful in finding the right placements for your son.