2 days after Labor Day for the older one, the following Monday for my youngest, because Kindergarten starts the following week here.
Cerina, Ethan is doing a developmental Kindergarten program because of his motor delays. I'm actually really looking forward to it because he is very bright, and I think they will be able to help him. I found a great after-school program for him at a STEM-based preschool that is expanding to before/after care and its DIRT CHEAP. The traditional program I found was 3x the amount, and we're 2nd on the waitlist and haven't even heard from them yet. The director has met my kids and done very well. He should be there for like, 2 hours a day, max. My biggest concern is that he gets a special bus in the mornings since he is in the special education program, but will be on a regular bus that delivers him to the after-school place (this is the case for either place).
Having 2 kids at different schools is going to be a unique challenge. I'm really hoping we can get him into my daughter's school the following year, even if it means repeating Kindergarten.
I'll be honest, I'm not 10% sure what my issue with it is. I think a lot of it is that he doesn't actually talk much or clearly. He won't be able to tell me what happens there.
Since he underperformed so fantastically on his testing and assessments, his IEP goals are pretty simple. The first, and main, goal is to have him follow a one-step instruction within 20 seconds at least 70% of the time. They also cheerfully told me that they'll work on helping him learn his numbers, letters, colors, and shapes. That should be fun. Even with the speech delay I know he knows all the letters (upper and lowercase), can actually spell his name, can count to 20 (and can count up to 20 objects), recognize numbers to 100, count to 100 by 10s, knows all the colors (in rainbow order even), and even knows the difference between a hexagon and octagon (and actually gets frustrated with the heptagon because it's neither). I'm fairly certain he can do simple addition and subtraction as well. Hell, the kid might be able to read some already, but we just haven't noticed yet.
So I have no idea if they're going to try to accommodate and teach him more or if he'll just be happy to participate with the other kids or if he'll be bored and start acting out which will just further confirm his abysmal assessment scores.