"I totally second meetup.com for meeting people and finding out about things to do in the area. We had pretty limited options for preschool by us too, but pretty much every church in the area has a preschool with various day/time options.…"
"Thanks all. I was mostly freaking out because I wasn't ready to think about it yet. I didn't think I would have the decision to make until he started Kindergarten. I am a paranoid planner who generally roles with the…"
"It sounds like you're leaning toward the 5-day but uncertain about whether you and Rowan are ready for the transition.
Without knowing your child or the school itself, I really don't think my opinion is that weighty. I will say that…"
"We are about an hour and a half from Chicago and Milwaukee, so museums are occasional outings for us. I will try to keep going to them a priority. Rowan is not academically advanced or a big fan of being read to or play reading…"
"Yeah, my concern isn't so much the 5 day thing because he will be going 3 days next year anyway and it is still only 2 1/2 hours a day. My concern is ripping him out of a loving environment that works and putting him in the official…"
"In general, I want to provide Smudge with a good education. But I don't worry about it too much because I had a terrible education and still managed to get a doctorate. My parents made sure I had access to a ton of books from the library and…"
"yeah, I think it depends on whether you feel he's ready to handle school every single day...it sounds like the language itself is not the issue, but rather the schedule. Can you pull him out of the program without a penalty, if it turns out not…"
"I hate that the decision is being pushed down to 4-year-olds. It's so hard to know what is best for your kid for the next 7 years when they are four! My kid gets very excited about learning different languages and I probably should…"
"If dual language feels like a good option for your kid, and if you think he's ready for 5 days a week, etc, then try it out. If it doesn't work for him (some kids do great in dual language, and for some kids it's not a…"
Rowan is currently enrolled in a great preschool that we all love. We have him registered to go over the summer and then again next year. It is a small local school that is separate from the district. The district school that he will attend for kindergarten also offers preschool classes. I chose to send Ro to the smaller school closer to me because I didn't want him at 3 years old in a big district school setting. The district school is a little unique for the area in that they offer dual…See More
"I remember when Romney changed his view on abortion being acceptable for the life of the mother because of the dvd that Mike Huckabee put out. So if Romney could change the law (thank Zues he can't) women who would die as a result of…"