I'm so confused.

So my daughter Amina has started preK on Monday, she did fine the first day. The second day, Wednesday, and Thursday. She shed a tear once we got to her class room door and said that she didn't want to go to school. Now today when my husband dropped her off, he had to call me because she was crying so hard and trying to walk out of the school saying she don't want to go. It's like as soon as she has to say goodbye she realizes that she doesn't want to go. I had to tell her that I'll pick her up early today and I don't know if I should. Help me! I'm ready to take her out and do homeschool but Idk I'm so confused. Is this normal?

I'm so confused.
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    08/15/14
    Melissa Middleton
    I don't want to alarm you, but I hope she isn't being picked on. That's why I never wanted to go to school. It could be, she just wants to be with one of you. If you don't work, have you thought about sitting in the classroom with her? I know some pre-K schools allow the parents to. Bless her heart. I don't like seeing kids cry, either.

    PS: She is a beautiful little girl. :)
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      08/15/14
      It could just be that she's homesick. Some things are usually fine the first day or two but just like everyone else, after a couple days you're ready for it to be over. It's harder for kids to understand that some things last longer than just a day or two. If it's possible, can you drop by the school secretly and kind of "spy" through the door to watch her for a few minutes? She how she's doing in the class and how she's being treated? I wouldn't want you to automatically assume that something is wrong with how she's being treated, but it's your right as a parent to check in and make sure everything is going well. And if you see that things are fine in the classroom, then it's probably just her trying to adjust and having some difficulty. That would be my suggestion.
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        08/15/14
        This is so totally normal, in fact it happens a lot more than you would guess. She's probably doing just fine in class, and I bet if you asked her teacher she would say the tears stop almost immediately and she turns her attention to playing.

        I would just keep going, although it's HARD. But you want her to become confident in herself and able to handle being away from you guys. I would suggest doing something like an after school treat to give her something to look forward to. Let her know you will go get a snack or go to the park or some other fun activity to help her focus on what happens after school.
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          08/15/14
          8Theresa Gould
          I would assume it is normal and all the suggestions the other ladies provided are great. However, you have to do what your gut tells you to and what is best for your daughter.
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            08/15/14
            Thanks ladies all of your responses really helped me. I did pick her up before nap time today and she was ecstatic. I decided to pick her up early simply because I told her that I would and I want her to trust what I say. She said she's going back on Monday but I have decided to ask the teacher can I stay for a little while in the morning if she cries then leave after. I think it would do her some good if the goodbyes weren't so short and straight to the point lol but thank you ladies, I love having you girls to talk to
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