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So in a more direct answer to your question, I think the wait and see approach recommmended by pp is OK, but, in your situation, I would be trying to find a better fit, probably in a multi-age environment.<br></div>
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Thanks all for the input! About the multi-age thing, does anyone have a suggestion on where/how to look for a multi-age program that includes 2 year olds and older children? The Montessori schools I have looked into group the toddlers together (like 18 months to 2 yrs), then go into the traditional 3-6 yr old program. I haven't come across any schools so far that group children in a less traditional way- but maybe I'm just not looking in the right places? My best option at this point seems to wait a few weeks with him in the 2's, then if it seems appropriate, request that he be moved up with the 3 yr olds...
 

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You could. Also another option that might not be more expensive than preschool is to put him with another SAHM who wants to watch another child along with her children during those hours.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks all for the input! About the multi-age thing, does anyone have a suggestion on where/how to look for a multi-age program that includes 2 year olds and older children? The Montessori schools I have looked into group the toddlers together (like 18 months to 2 yrs), then go into the traditional 3-6 yr old program. I haven't come across any schools so far that group children in a less traditional way- but maybe I'm just not looking in the right places? My best option at this point seems to wait a few weeks with him in the 2's, then if it seems appropriate, request that he be moved up with the 3 yr olds...</div>
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I suggest talking with the director at the particular school you have in mind. My son also is very verbal; they asked us to have him spend the morning so they could evaluate him. He spent the first part of the morning in the Toddler room and the latter portion in the Primary room.<br><br>
They had no space in the Primary room so they started him in the Toddler room for the month of July but when the second Primary class starts in August, he'll move over there. He could have just started in the P class in August but I wanted him out of the daycare and this made a good compromise; also I think it will be an easier transition for him coming from a daycare class of 2 yr olds. He will be exactly 2.5 yrs old when he starts in the P class.<br><br>
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This actually was an issue for us. DD was in full-time daycare, though, so I think that contributed. She's been much happier since entering the preschool class. It does help to have sympathetic teachers who will talk with the child.
 
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