On Monday, Stephen started preschool. He is attending preschool through our school district, where he will receive help with his speech. He is going 4 mornings a week, and will continue with Children's Day Out on Fridays at our church.
On Monday, we all woke up early, got ready, and Erik and I walked Stephen to his classroom. His teacher helped him hang up his coat and backpack (at a little hook and cubby JUST his size!!), and we talked for a few minutes before leaving. Stephen apparently fussed a bit right after we left, and then was fine.
Stephen seems to really enjoy preschool so far, and he has been taking really good naps after he gets home in the afternoons. He is also more chatty with us, although we don't always know what he is trying to say, and he is imitating both words and speech patterns a lot more. He is answering questions, although usually with something that we don't understand. Right now, we'll take the effort!
He has been out of school the past 2 days due to weather - for whatever reason, the school districts all closed down because of the low temperatures, even though there is no ice or snow. Yesterday, Stephen was fussing at me almost all morning because he wasn't at preschool. I guess he likes it!