Last Spring I found out that all of B’s friends were enrolling in preschool for this Fall. I sort of freaked out. Preschool!? My kid was 15 months old. He was a baby and had barely started walking! All the moms told me that you had to register by Spring because all of the good ones filled up. (Where was I? Are we all of a sudden on the East Coast, I wondered?) Well I obliged and did the research and went on some school visits. It turned out that technically B was too young to start as his birthday is after the September 1 cutoff and most places wouldn’t take him.
I still wondered, though, if I should think about sending him? If his little friends born in August were going to get a lot out of it then wouldn’t he too? Plus, how would we do any play dates or meet up with his friends if everyone was in school? Those things nagged at me but I dropped it because I couldn’t find a school I liked that would take him anyways.
Well now here we are with a two year old and I’m thinking about it again. Unsurprisingly, I guess, a lot has changed in the past 10 months since I first looked and now I really feel like there is a lot he could get out of it, mainly the socialization aspects. We have visited one school a couple of times. At first it seemed ok but after my second visit and observing B’s would-be teacher, I ended up in tears on the way home so I’m leaning towards ruling that one out. (I will probably write more on that story later.) We are visiting another one today so fingers crossed they are nicer.
What are some things I should look for in a good preschool?
I started to add pictures to this post of B when he was younger or B with a backpack but then I just started ugly crying so I quit. Sorry for the text block.