Hi, this is my first time posting, but I have been reading threads here for a while. This will be my 7th year teaching at a wonderful school, my third year with the 3 year olds. The school year starts monday, and we have a small issue. One of the little boys who is due to move to my class will not poop in the potty. Never. Now my school has a policy that states that children must be potty trained to enter the 3 year old class. The catch? My class is starting out small and the 2 year old class is not. Now my director still said we can leave him back but I feel like maybe I could take this opportunity to work with him. He is an interesing kid. Smart in some ways (knows his letters/numbers etc) but lives in lala land. He generally doesnt have a clue what is going on around him. So when you tell him, you need to poop in the potty he will look at you with his million dollar smile and say "yes poop potty" but meanwhile I don't think he has a clue what he needs to do. Has anyone ever had a child like this? Its not that he refuses, just isnt getting it. Any advice on how to help him come around? I really feel like in that large class and a new teacher they will not put much effort into working with him. His mom is at a loss. And truthfully, his immature so I think leaving him in a room of young 2s will be the worst thing for him all around. Thanks for any input.