Today was my little girl's first day of 3rd grade! Her 3rd (and probably last) year of school here in Hawaii as well... It's crazy how fast summer went by, but in a way it's good, with Hubby gone, I need time to fly. She was so excited this morning!
The Preschool problem:
There is a Head Start Preschool program on base. The end of February I filled out the application for enrollment online (like your supposed to). In April I finally heard back from them and had a meeting to fill out paperwork. I found out we are slightly over the income requirement to be enrolled, however because my son has Asperger's and needs the socialization we could get a waiver and be enrolled! Great!
Waited and waited and heard nothing.
Right at the end of the school year I called (again) to find out what was going on and was told I had to have Booboo denied special education services from the Elementary school in order to get the waiver... UGH. Literally at the last second; on the last day of school I got the meeting to do so.
Waited, waited, and waited some more, left messages and never got a call back.
All summer long I waited and wondered, when I did speak to someone it was always, "were still making enrollment decisions and should know next week".... Booboo's Psychologist even made a call to them on his behalf.
One week ago I was told he did not get in. One week before school started... I called and told the Psychologist and he called them again, then called me back. He asked me if I had heard from Head Start, Nope. He was told that Booboo is on the Wait List....
I have left two messages since and still have not heard back. I don't know how long this "Wait List" is or anything...
I am so EXTREMELY FRUSTRATED... He NEEDS to be in Preschool because he NEEDS to socialize with kids his own age without me there as his crutch. He needs the school environment.
I waited all summer and counted on him getting in and they didn't bother to tell me he wasn't until the last minute (when I called them). They left me High and Dry with no time to find anything else. This is the only program I can find that isn't outrageously expensive (which I'm sure all those have a waiting list anyway). Even if I found another Preschool I'm sure its full as well because school already started...
Sissy is in school on base, so in order to get them both to school on time I would have to have a school that is nearby or starts much later.
I don't know what to do.