Ok, this could get lengthy, but I will try to keep it as short as possible. So, my kiddos were recently tested for special ed preschool, and it appears that 2 will be recommended for 'full time' preschool at Ft. Sanders near UT campus. I think this is great for them.....BUT, my other son does not qualify. Currently all 3 are enrolled out west near my store, in Farragut. Ft. sanders hours are either M-Thrs 8am-11:30am or Tues-fri. 11:30am-3pm. Other preschool (in Farragut) is M & Wed or M-thurs 9am-2pm
My store in Farragut is open M_W_F 10am-5pm & saturdays. Usually I close for about 20 mins 2 days per week to drive 5 mins down the road and get my kids and bring them back to my store. Obviously that won't be working for my other 2. I don't feel comfortable putting my 3 year olds on a bus, so that is out. I have help *maybe* one day that could transport them to me, but I am still left with a lot of driving.Any way I try to figure it out, I just can't get them where they need to be and keep my store open.
But-i plan to keep my store open. SO- i am scrambling to see if there are any preschools closer to Bearden or UT campus that might have 1 older 2's or early 3 year old class opening. Do you know of any? I definitely want a preschool rather than day care, not looking for full days.
ALSO-this increases the liklihood that I will need a retail space a bit further east. Any thoughts, or suggestions? I would be leasing.
thanks. I am truly lost on how I will pull this one off!
oh--PS, they will probably start at Ft. Sanders in December. So no rush...take your time. :)