Many of you know that I am a preschool teacher. I've heard many parents struggle with the fact of whether to send their child to preschool or not. I am a strong advocate for early learning for your little ones whether it's at a preschool or at home. I remember several years ago when I was entering into the preschool years with Little Bit....thinking "I know she's old enough for preschool, now what?!" Which preschool do you choose, when do you start looking, how do I know if my child is ready?
My goal is to share some preschool posts periodically that might be fun and informative. I will offer you my views as a mom and as a teacher.
I hadn't started teaching yet when my daughter was entering preschool so I really was clueless to the whole preschool process. I had vaguely remembered one friend telling me that most registrations begin sometime after the start of the new year....like February or March maybe. This was shocking to me....school doesn't start until September and you have to register in February. That means a month or so before February you should research preschools and visit them. WOW! So you might be registering before you child has even turned 3!
I had a mindset of what days I thought my daughter should go to school. I thought for the 3s she would go Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Then in the 4s she would go Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Well let me just tell you that classes fill up fast and sometimes you don't get what you want. We ended up getting in a little late in the game and had to settle for afternoons. BUT we LOVED it! Even though it wasn't what I thought I wanted, it worked great for our schedule. So don't forget to be open to new ideas than what you might have had your mind set on. They could turn out to be blessings!