Not wanting to go to preschool
I just started my 3yo boy in a 3-day preschool program, hoping to ease him into the flow of going to school in prep for a full time schedule later in 2019. He’s very social and loves interaction, so I thought he’d thrive. So far though, every morning he says over and over that he doesn’t want to go. Once I drop him off he’s been totally fine, except this morning where he was very clingy and wasn’t okay until he saw some Duplos he wanted to play with. When his mom picks him up, she says he’s very eager to leave — his lip starts quivering like he’s overwhelmed and one time last week she had to go back in to get something and he was upset because he thought he was having to go back. Is this normal? He’s never been in any daycare programs before, but has typically done very well with being left with babysitters or church childcare. Is this something to push through? Or should I be concerned/looking for a different preschool? I have to get him used to going because his mom and I are divorcing and she’ll be moving away next year, so he’ll be going full time within a few months. What can I do to help him adjust or figure out if something else is going on that’s making him not want to be there? What questions would be good to ask his teachers?