While my kidlets are older... I still went thru all that...
First, calm down... take a deep breath, and count to ten, both you and your "baby" will get thru this unscathed
a few things to keep in mind,
did your child go to any preschool? Im not talking the daycare types, but the true blue preschool.
My daughter hated Kindergarten, I finely figured out it was because she had been going to preschool for 2 years, and while the rest of the kids were working on 1-10, and what color blue is... she was counting to 100, and she could tell what shade of blue we were looking at.... she was board.
The teacher/school will tell you that the first week or two is a trial period, to see if that classroom is appropriate for your child. If a child has any advantages or disadvantages, they will then be placed in the correct classroom. Also take a good hard look at the teacher, most K
teachers love the kids are not just doing it for the money, so they are truly concerned for the well being of your child...
If you cant stand the person thats getting ready to be your childs teacher, maybe they just rub you the wrong way... ask nicely that your child be switched...
about private schools... while if I could afford private school I would be sending my daughter, I also believe most are highly overrated...Keep in mind I said MOST... not all... I feel the biggest advantage is the smaller class sizes. Just because a person teaches in a private school does not make them a better teacher, and vise versa about public school teachers... it all boils down to the paycheck
Just pay attention to your child when they get home, the most important thing is that they are having FUN!!! This first year sets the tone for the child for the rest of their school years.
Also any school will allow you to "drop in"
just stop by and check on the class.... one way that I made "excuses" was that I got stuff for the class that was needed... I found out the only ball they had was a ripped up Nerf football... I went to Target and got a bunch of playground balls... so at least then it doesnt look like your just being nosey... Also very few teachers will refuse help in the class, even if its just one day a week or month. I know some jobs wont allow that to happen, but if you can, thats a way to keep an eye on your child.
Good Luck... it wont be so bad
Just make sure you have a box of tissues & a camera. Then enjoy the peaceful time that you will have... it'll get better. I promise!