Hi, Celeste, my son is 5 now, he goes to kindergaten. He has a one on one para at school. She cannot test his BG or manipulate the pump, but she stays with him in the classroom and lunch room ( and makes sure he eats, or at least she can judge how much was eaten), takes him to the nurse for Bg checks and insulin, She also goes on all the school trips with him, She is wonderful!!! We had a para last year as well, when my son attended mandatory preschool for 2 hours, but this year it’s a full day and his para is a mother of a diabetic child, diagnosed last year, so I definitely can’t ask for more, she’s amazing, looks out for him, obviously she knows D care, helps me with carb counts for birthday parties and school lunches, Couldn’t ask for more.
I highly recommend you get a para for your child , it’ll give you total peace of mind.
We are in New York, we needed a letter from our endo and the school nurse gave me a form to fill out( that was done in the spring, before the next school year), in september we met with a person in charge of paraprofessionals in our school, first month they kept changing them but then we got our current para, I’m going to do my best to get her for next year as well.