I just got a summer job as the lead teacher for preschool special needs students. I am very excited, however I admittedly have NO experience with preschool. Many of their goals are social things like "iniate play with peer 50% of the time" or "respond appropriately to greetings" and things like that. My friend who used to teach preschool (although this was regular ed.) said it's really all about socialization and that there are very little academic expectations. Do you think this is true? I found that a bit surprising especially with all the high level academic stuff that is expected of our kindergarteners. We don't have a preschool at my current school, so I really don't have any background to go off of. I'll be seeing the students for 3 hours in the morning. Basically I'm looking for any guidance as to how to set things up. What kind of routines do you have? Do the students do the same type of activities/routines daily? I'll have a few TA's, which is a relief...they'll probably know more about preschool than me going in, but I feel like as the lead teacher I can't just be constantly asking them what to do!