Oh Ok, I never really thought about it being a step backwards. Ds did ok in Preparing, he just doesnt apply himself sometimes and can be very lazy. Sometimes I think some things are over his head, and other times I think he just doesnt try. My dc are now 10,7,5, and 3 (and baby is 2 months
).I will start my 5yo in Little Hearts. He's a whipper-snapper for 5 and I know he will do great (our 3 yo will no doubt listen in on some things and I will have him do some of his own things too). Dd did BLHFHG last year and did great (she is 7, 8 in Nov) and so we will start her in Bigger this year.I feel confident about their placements, but was just trying to look into combing a few things. I am going to combine the storytimes (some of the PHFHG stories last year didnt get read, and I think my 10 yo enjoyed listening in on my 7yo's storytime more so than his own), but as for everything else, just going to leave it as it, and slow down as needed for my 10 yo. Thank you for your input, I really appreciate it!