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Just wanted to say you have done alot of great research! Unfortunate that there are not better resources for concerned parents regarding vaccines that could give valid info in one place to save parents countless hours of research.
I have a side question for you. I hope you don't mind. My daughter will be 3 in August and we are going to be sending her to preK as well. Every program I have looked into mandates a long list of vaccines in order for your child to be accepted. This includes Hepatitis B, which all sources admit is only given shortly after birth because it is easy to reach that population. Not because it is necessary at that age. An annual flu shot is also mandated (I live in NJ, only 1 of 2 states that mandates this), which makes me really mad.
I know every state is different, but my question is how are you able to send your daughter to preK if she is not fully vaccinated? Up until now I feel that I have been able to make decisions for my daughter that I think are in her best interest as her parent. But after going through this process of finding a preK I feel that the state is actually telling me what is best for my children and I have no say! All because of money and politics.
Also, did you do any research on the vaccishield product?
Thanks for the info! Yes, that is still the case in NJ (religious and medical exemptions). I think I am going to do the religious exemption if we can. Love that your Mom did that and was an atheist! You might not know since you were probably little, but did she need to have a church official (priest, minister) sign it? I wasn't sure if it would be something that our priest would just sign without questioning or if he would question our exact reasoning.
The preK for your daughter sounds awesome! That is exactly what I was looking for for my daughter. I don't think it exists in my area unfortunately. I would love to send her to a Waldorf school, just don't have the money for that. I am not giving up though. We are on a few waiting lists for the best conventional preK alternatives, but I am going to continue to ask around and search. I was even thinking of how I could start my own, but decided against that route.
I have thought about just not sending her next year, since she has a later August bday as it is, and using the year to find a better alternative. But she is soo excited to go and really needs the socialization. The preK's we have looked into are private and they still require the vaccines, because they are licensed by the state. I thought if we went the private route we wouldn't be running into that, but it seems the state is involved in most everything.
I thought after a little searching off the beaten path we would find something that would suit our needs, but I have been surprised that more schools don't have the same issues and concerns that I do for my kids. I am big on trying to limit toxins in my kids toys and art supplies, as well as toxins in our home from things like flame retardants and toxic cleaning products. We also try to eat a healthy mostly organic diet, with as little processed foods and additives as possible. I thought that I would eventually stumble upon some preschools that shared these same concerns, but sadly I haven't.
I live in Gloucester, NJ. Right outside of Philadelphia in Camden County. I grew up in upstate NY, still getting used to NJ. : )
Yes those are some of the things I am having a hard time seeking here in NJ. Except the organic food. Many good farmers markets now and Wegman's grocery stores are great. Check them out if you are back in the area. There is another mother on here from NJ that just told me about her experience getting a religious exemption and she said she didn't need a signature from a church official. Not that that would be out of the question, I might be able to get it, just another hurdle. I would say you are better off in WA. So many more resources for "crunchy" parents. People not staring at the sight of a bfed toddler? Sounds like another planet! People here can't even handle the idea of it. I am having a hard time finding any mothers that share any of my same parenting ideas. Thankfully I stumbled upon a couple mothers on this site that are looking for the same thing in the area. So maybe we will get together at some point. Take care!