I have a 3 year old boisterous boy, full of life, and energy and ideas of his own. He has recently transitioned from a much slower, more 1 on 1 early head start class where the numbers of children are lower and the staff to child ratio is higher. He spent 6 days in my mixed 3,4,5, classroomprogram and does not want to return. The previous program he was in was much slower paced, only two days a week, with much more one on one attention and encouragement from his teachers. Now he is in the blended 3, 4,5, class and things are very different. 4 days a week. A routinized schedule that follow program mandates, and certain expectations of complying with routines. My little friend is not blending with the routine and getting a lot of redirection away from areas of interest that he would rather engage in. He is a bus kid and busing is not really fun, it's long, uncomfortable and boring. So, he has not been coming to school, because he has told his mom he doesn't like his teacher. So, I am going to have a parent meeting with mom on Friday to discuss the situation and possible ways to problem solve the situation so that our friend will feel more enthusiastic and his attendance will increase as well as his feelings about his school.