I am trying to make some preschool decisions and would appreciate any thoughts. My LO is receiving early intervention mainly for communication. He has been going to a preschool that so far has been ok. He loves it. It took him some time to warm up but he has developed some friendships. The problem however is that this school is in another town. It's about a 20 min drive for us and once I drop him off I stay in town until he is done. This has worked thus far since I usually use the time to go to the gym and get caught up with research work. I am in that town a lot anyway because of the amenities they have there.
We recently had an addition to the family and we are barely to get there on time so mornings end up being frustrating and exhausting for all of us. My LO still has one more year to go before kindergarten. I am thinking of moving him closer to home. Most of his friends are moving on to kindergarten in their various school districts so this might be a good transition point for him.
The schools in my area are quite different from the one he has been going to. For one thing there is a larger student to teacher ratio. Additionally while all schools have experience working with early intervention the school that he is at have a closer relationship since they are one of the approved EI schools. That said though I have had issues with the school because of poor communication between the lead teacher and myself and also because sometimes I've felt that my LO don't get as much attention as he should.
This is getting long but I would really like some input. I don't know if I should just keep him where he is or move him to a new preschool. Thanks!