So those of you who have preschoolers? HELP.
Because it's time for me to seriously start working on getting Sydney on a waiting list for preschool. For THE preschool that is THE BEST ONE at the Giant Presbyterian Church Nearby (according to every single Nice Parent At The Playground). And it is in my neighborhood!
And internet, I HAVE QUESTIONS.
AGE: Do I start her when she's three? Do we wait until she's four? Her birthday is at the end of August so she will have just turned three (or just turned four). If her current rate of development is any indicator (which it very well should be, right?!) she would probably be able to handle it as a three-year-old. I have already decided that (school enrollment schedules be DAMNED!) she will be great as one of the youngest in her class … the last one to turn sixteen, etc. Is this crazy of me? I have a spring birthday so I never had to wait all summer to FINALLY get my driver's license and other things.
POTTY TRAINING: The school says that she must be fully potty-trained. Could someone please predict the future and tell me WHEN she will be potty-trained? Thank you.
DAYS: There is a Tues-Thurs class and and Mon-Wed-Fri class (both are from 9-12). What has been your experience? What did you prefer?
PRICE: Does $280 per month seem like a lot to you? Remember … this is LOS ANGELES.
WAITING LIST: So apparently if I get on the waiting list for Syd to go when she's three and she's not ready when she's three (keep in mind, this is ONE YEAR AND EIGHT MONTHS AWAY), then I'll lose my spot on the waiting list. Which could possibly screw up her opportunity to go to this preschool at age four. I was talking to a mother at the playground the other day who was like "I didn't WANT my kid to go to preschool for two years but I was so afraid we'd lose his spot I sent him anyway." WHAT THE WHAT?!
KINDERGARTEN: Ok so how old are kids when they go to kindergarten? Five? Six? I have no idea.
NOW IT'S YOUR TURN: Educate me. Placate me. Tell me I'm not bonkers. SEND COOKIES.