If you are like me, picking a preschool for my son was not easy.
Especially transitioning from a private home Provider who cared for him since he was eight months. I had looked into other facilities and I was just not satisfied.
Plus, making sure that one fit my budget was also very important. It was important for me not to receive cheap care though. So price was not my motivator, but looking into scholarships is always a must.
Change is never easy, but necessary. My son needed to be ready for school and in my opinion, he can only get prepared in a school environment.
With his current school, I was impressed with the curriculum, the bright classroom and caring environment. All the teachers seemed to enjoy being a teacher and embraced him immediately. I checked his vibe during an open house tour. He walked in as if he had been attending the center for years. That made me feel comfortable.
The administrators also let me know that I was free to stop in when I wanted, and has been sending pictures of him throughout the day since his first day.
So far, so good…
It is so easy for us to get comfortable, but we have to teach our children to abandon their comfort zones and elevate to success.
Unlike my daughters Montessori preschool (I loved it there too), which promoted independent learning styles. My son has more direct attention and structure. The teacher to child ratio is much smaller and their core curriculum includes foreign and sign language.
It seems like everyday Jr. comes home he is teaching me something new that he learned. It is easier for me to come home and sit down with him and go over his lessons to prepare him for a new day.
I will be visiting the school once a month to read to the children and to stay involved with his lessons.
Very proud of my sonshine!