So, yesterday we toured our first school for Gage to possibly attend this upcoming Fall. It offers PreK in the 3/4 yr old class, PreK in the 4/5 yr old class & on up through 12th grade.
We were very pleased with what we saw yesterday & everyone we met at the school.
We love the location of this school.
We have not however looked at any other possible schools for him.
We're considering a 3 day a week program for the first year of Prek. Then, MAYBE, a 5 day per week program for his 2nd year of Prek, and then starting Kindergarten.
So....why 2 years of Prek???
Well, his birthday falls after the start of the school year. Granted, it's RIGHT after the start of the school year---but they have a cutoff in the public schools.
Also, boys mature at a slower rate than girls (on average), so we think that it may be best for him to start Kindergarten when he is 5, and then turns 6 shortly thereafter.
He's never been in a school setting before, and we feel that he would benefit greatly from socialization with others his own age, in a structured setting. Not only is not super-used to a structured routine for learning, he's not all that used to being around a bunch of kids without his mama there!
Anyway....we've only looked at one school so far, and we like it.
I'm debating with whether or not to look at other schools at all!
So, that was the 1st half of our yesterday.
Sadly, when I picked up Gage, I told him where I'd been & I tried really hard to make school sound awesome. I did tooooo good of a job b/c Gage wanted to go to school right then & there!!!
They offer some Summer programs that we may check into just to further acclimate him to that type of environment....
Anyway...there's an update on THAT.