BEST CHILD CARE
Here recently I have come across the most amazing child care facility! If you haven’t heard of Primrose Schools you are missing out on something amazing! The curriculum is almost as a Montessori but not quite. It is unique to each age group, my son was in the infant classroom and started learning/being introduced to sign langue at 2months of age, when moving to the toddler class they are introduced to number and Spanish! We have gone to Primrose School of Atascocita and the staff is outstanding and super involved in each individual family. The same owner has another school- Primrose At Crossroads Park near Jersey Village, TX I’v heard great things there also. Just thought I’d share about this awesome curriculum. I had one of the preschoolers talking about how they were learning about cities and how he built a “skyscraper” that day! YES, HE SAID SKYSCRAPER lolYay! Always great when you find such a wonderful fit for your child. Word of mouth can be so useful…
Twins/same class or different classes? Either way… I hope you get a second kid discount!
Single-sex education in public schools
Very interesting article (and concept)! I’m not sure I agree with it 100%, but it is thought-provoking nonetheless. Thoughts? (My favorite thing is the little girl’s quote at the end of the article!) http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/01/education/single-sex-education-public-schools-separate-boys-and-girls.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad&_r=0As a teacher, I can honestly say that when planning activities I strive to engage all of my student…
It's not day care, it's school!
I have a 4yr old, and always get offended when someone comments about her “day care.” Since she was three, our daughter has gone to a Montessori school. We pay a good bit of money for what we feel is a great education. When I hear someone say “day care” I think of a place where a bunch of kids are running around and playing all day under the supervision of a few adults. So every time someone refers to my child as going to day care, I feel the need to interject and say she goes to school. Am I being naive about the difference in preschool and day care, or overly defensive?No, it doesn’t matter really. But if you bought a new Porsche and someone called it a Kia, yo…
When to start looking?
In a previous post, parents were talking about their children starting school at 3 years old. My son is 17.5 months old, but before I know it, he’ll be 2 years old and then comes 3! I currently keep him at home with me (I work from home), so when do I need to start really researching and preparing for school? I would love to homeschool, but I really don’t think I can handle that on top of my workload.I will definitely start doing some research now (if only just to get recommendations from friends),…
What's most important to you in a daycare/preschool?
What are the top 3 things you look for in a child care provider? You can use the list below to get some ideas, but feel free to add to it. LOCATION (convenience, easy access & parking) COST (tuition & other fees) FACILITIES (physical state of the facilities, size, brightness, etc.) SERVICES (hours, meals, transportation, accommodate kids with allergies, etc.) SAFETY (gated, password protected, background checks, etc.) STAFF & TEACHERS (education, experience, friendliness, etc.) TEACHING PHILOSOPHIES & CURRICULUM ACCREDITATION EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (additional classes offered) RECOMMENDATION FROM A FRIENDMy top three: Curriculum/philosophy, staff & teachers, location. I didn’t realize how mu…
The challenge of finding the right daycare
When it was time to go back to work, I decided to look for a child care provider. I didn’t realize beforehand just how hard finding an affordable and high quality daycare center for my infant and a preschooler would be. It took me 16 daycare visits before finding the right center… Did anyone else go through this or am I just a picky mom?Jen, if you’re picky, I’m picky! I worked from home with my daughter until she was two.…