I need some advice for those that teach the smaller kids. I'm coming over from the middle school forums because I am not familiar with the lower levels. My son (5) is delayed and goes to a special needs charter school. At his IEP meeting this spring we decided he would do another year of prek because he was not ready for kindergarten. His teacher left to go to another campus, but we met his new teacher and he would be in the same room he was in last year. This would strictly be a prek class, learning prek skills and taking naps. They have 1 teacher, an assistant teacher and a para. This class has 18 kids. When we went to meet the teacher night we found out that they switched it at the last minute. Now he will be in a combined class with 1/3 prek kids and 2/3 kindergarten kids. There will be two teachers and an assistant and 21 kids. The letter says they will be focusing on kindergarten skills and lists the kindergarten curriculum that most of the state uses. At first I was okay with it and thought 2 years of kindergarten may be good, but then I started thinking about areas he struggles in. I teach middle school math so I am not fluent in the lower level standards. There are 73 ELA standards for kindergarten! I can grapple with the math standards just fine, but the ELA ones I struggle with. So, lower level teachers...he still does not recognize most letters, he is getting better with numbers and can recognize most numbers 1-9. While he can count to 20 and say the alphabet, it is the recognizing the visual that he struggles with. (We're on the waitlist for the developmental ped.) He struggles with his colors and shapes. It is a special needs charter so I assume that there are modification and accommodations happening all the time, but now I'm worried he will be lost. Any advice?