I've just started looking at preschools for my little girl, and I'm thinking of sending her when she turns 2. Does anyone else have any experience sending a shy kid to preschool or daycare that early? Do they tend to get more shy and withdraw or do they come out of themselves and become more confident?
I don't want to miss the opportunity to help her become a bit more confident but also don't want to do any damage and I'm just really stuck working out the best thing to do for her. She's a quick learner and would love the activities, but takes a little while to warm up to people (although she does feel comfortable eventually and really enjoys interacting with other people when they are familiar to her). She is better with adults than other kids. I don't know how she'd go in a big group of kids.
I'm leaning towards giving it a try for a term and pulling her out if it isn't working but am interested in opinions fro parents who have done the same and also those of you who are in early childhood education and have seen this before.
Thanks in advance for your help!