Thursday, March 26, 2009

pre school

Today Chris took Cam to OT so I could visit some pre schools. We are looking at enrolling Cam this coming fall for a couple mornings a week. This search I'm embarking on wasn't exactly in our plan from the beginning. It isn't that I have anything against pre school, I just had always wanted to keep the kids at home until they started kindergarten. However after several doctors (basically all the professionals we have seen regarding Cam) told me that pre school would really help Cam socially, I finally gave in.

I have visited 6 so far, and have it narrowed down to 2. While I look for the typical things like teacher/kid ratio, location, safety, etc., I think my main issue is whether or not the teachers seem super warm and friendly, or if they are just there for the job. I feel like I can gauge this pretty well. I honestly could care less if the teacher went through training on instructing children to be academically successful (he's only 3!!!)). I want teachers who are the nice, sweet, grandma types, who just adore kids. :)

So while the thought of not having him around two mornings a week isn't the most pleasant for me, I know that he will really benefit from all social interaction and being away from me will probably be a good thing. :)

5 comments:

Jessica said...

Share which ones you think are best :) It will be nice for you to have some alone time with your new baby, you don't get much of that with a three year old running around :)

Jen said...

I think it will be so great for Cam AND you! I'm glad you have it narrowed down to 2! I'm sure it's a bit overwhelming!

The Thompson Family said...

I am interested in knowing which ones you visited and which are your top 2!
Besides-the little petinak girl will need some solo time with her momma!
Since my nephew who is almost 4 started preschool at Immanuel Baptist-I have seen such growth in him! Better manners, what's to know more about God, has friends, respects authority better, stays at 'strange' places better, has a great memory of all he is learning..and more...
I can't wait to hear more about this journey...

heidi said...

I will be praying for you, Kelly... as I just had to go through all of this last summer. It was one of the weirdest times in my life because it wasn't supposed to happen so fast (the school thing, that is) So, I will be praying for all of you.

And just as a small bit of encouragement... I am so glad that my Maggie has been in the preschool setting. And as hard as it was for me, now that we have almost one year under our belt, I can now say that it has been the best thing!!!

Not sure if you even want to hear any of that, but I wanted to share with you.

Ross and Amy Free said...

Don't forget to check out their athletic program.