Well, it seems we have some clear direction regarding Haven and the services that she requires. Yesterday I got a call from the principal of the school—she had been told by the school district that they could NOT enroll Haven in Kindergarten , she is too old. The Principal suggested we put her in either first or second grade. There is no way! She would be completely lost, to say the least. Developmentally she is probably around a 2 or 3 year old child–AND she is dealing with a language barrier. It would be completely overwhelming.
Connor , Kellan and Hannah-Claire attend enrichment classes for homeschoolers at the same school. They go two afternoons a week. Their teacher is wonderful, a Godly lady who loves the Lord. She has been such a blessing. She suggested that she take Haven with my other kids! That way Haven is still eligible for all the intervention services that the school can offer her, even though she is not a full time student. What a blessing–Haven can go to school, be part of the class, be in a safe environment with somebody I really trust,be with her siblings in the class, and she will get regular speech therapy, literacy class and ESL (English as a second language). We decided that it will be best for Haven if I just ease her into the class. So next Monday she will go for an hour, and we will start increasing the time weekly.
What an answer to prayer. She still gets to be with me, gets to go to school part-time and will get a lot of help with the services the school can offer her. I am so grateful. My heart is at peace in it all.