I'm a SAHM, but I signed my son up for a once a week parent's morning out program. I figured this would be a good way to get him used to being away from me and prepare him for preschool in the fall. He is almost three, and he's never with anyone other than me, my husband or his grandparents.

The first time I brought him he only cried a little. I think he was confused about what was happening. The second time, he cried a lot and started before we even got out of the car. He recognized the building and started wailing saying that he didn't want to go. The teacher said he cried for about 15 minutes after I left. The third time, he started wailing as soon as he saw me getting his backpack ready at home. He cried the whole way there and for a bit after I left. It's getting progressively worse! I was supposed to bring him today, but I didn't have the heart to do it. He laid on the floor by the door, making me have to peel him off the floor and carry him to the car. Once we were in the car, he cried and asked to go to bed for night night, which he NEVER wants to do. I tried to tell him he would have fun, but he kept getting more and more upset, so I turned the car around and went home.

Is this normal behavior? I can't tell if he has separation anxiety, or if he hates the place. I ask him if he had a good time when I pick him up, and he says "no". He has a speech delay, so he doesn't give me any details about what they do there or how he feels beyond saying he doesn't want to go. Should I keep bringing him, try to find somewhere new to take him, or assume he's not ready to be away from me?