You see, Zoey was given a gift at the end of her preschool year this past June. And what started out as a joke, as in me saying offhandedly, " Does she have to leave this safe, beautiful environment? Can't she stay?" Turned into, a meeting or two and voila, Zoey remains in her preschool classroom, with her teacher and the 2 aides that she has had for the last 2 years and the number of children in her class, including her, seven. Just seven. What a nice student/teacher ratio, don't you think?
Her teacher is credentialed in Special Education from preschool through high school and that is the only reason this worked out. Oh, and also because they love Zoey. Really love her and found a way to fight a bit and make it work. And my heart and my head could not be happier. This will count as her kindergarten year and next year I have huge decisions to make but for now I will bask in the beauty of these days.
And can I tell you one of the best things about her staying in that classroom? It would be this:
Charlotte Claire, niece to Zoey, extraordinaire, is in the same class as a typical peer role model. How cool is that?
How absolutely magical is that?