I need some advice from some of you mom's out there. I want to put Evi in some sort of pre-school and have 2 to choose from.
#1) I've heard great things about this place but it isn't cheap. I spoke with someone there and it sounded like I could most likely get a scholarship to help with the tuition, but there are still additional one time, non-refundable fees. However, it seems like a great school. Plus, it's a co-op so I would be required to go and help 1-2 times a month, plus take on an administrative responsibility. I thought that I would probably enjoy that aspect since I'm not working. The class for Evi's age group is full, but she could get in the class just below her, however there are also kids close to her age in that class. She'd be first on the waiting list for the correct class though.
#2) Isn't a traditional school, it is at a community center. The teachers are wonderful though and I still think Evi would do well. With the full scholarship to the first option (which is not definite), the price per month for this option would be just a little bit more. But the class is 30 minutes longer per day and it is not a co-op so I wouldn't be as involved. Just drop off and pick up.
So I'm looking at co-op vs. traditional I guess. Not quite sure which way to go. I really just want to provide a good environment for Evi to learn and grow with some other kids her age. Both are two days a week, but the correct class that is currently full for option #1 would be 3 days a week. I'm not sure if she needs 3 days a week just yet though. Hmmm.
Are/were your kids in pre-school? What did you do? What did you like/dislike? What are some things you learned about the process?
3 weeks ago