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11408025 tn?1417974109

Preschool and Private Education

Hi ladies,

Has anyone started applying to preschools yet? I'm 25 weeks and my husband has already started putting our little boy on wait lists and making donations to the schools. Is this common with preschools?

Also do you mommies do a full day or just a half day then use a nanny. Most of the schools use the latter method as the norm but I have very little experience with American protocol with primary education.

Please feel free to let me know your experiences.
8 Responses
Avatar universal
It really depends on the area you live in and what schools you want to send your child.  My daughter is in daycare, so she won't go to a preschool. The daycare has similar curriculum. My son will start there as well when I go back to work. Our daycare has a waiting list. Both of my kids were on the waiting list before I even was able to find out boy or girl.
Avatar universal
I'm a homeschool mom. But I've heard of this. Often times it is best to be on the waiting list as soon as possible at the popular schools. We live in a small town so we don't have that problem!
11408025 tn?1417974109
Unfortunately since we live in Dallas, the private schools are extremely competitive. To get into primary school we need our son to test in the 99 percentile, have excellent recommendations from his preschool teachers, and be evaluated by each school individually.

I'm hoping some NY mom's know what this is like or any in Dallas that can offer advice as to which preschools feed into St. Marks
11292060 tn?1418858964
My oldest started preschool this year. He goes to a public school for now but it's a really good school and he's doing amazing! I didn't do anything special to get him in except I had to sit outside the school for 6 hours on the only day they did enrollment for him to get a spot because the classes are so limited and this is the only school in my district.
11292060 tn?1418858964
And he goes full day. From 8:10 am until 3:10 pm
Avatar universal
!!! Wow. This is not something I have to deal with. I live in Canada, and life is apparently very different here. We don't register for preschool until the spring of the year the child will start. And I am a stay at home mom, so I don't plan to put my kids in preschool anyway. Good luck!
11408025 tn?1417974109
Yeah sweetvegetables, they charge 20K a year for preschool and it let's out at 3:15pm and then our nurse will take care of the baby till we get off work. But it's the only way to get into the best private schools in the city. They accept 45 students in 1st grade, then they will only accept students if someone drops out. Usually 1-2 a year. It's crazy competitive which is why my husband has already started donating to the school we want our son to attend.

Melissa: there's a special type of education they have at this preschool which is why the wait list and requirements are so extreme
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Any advice ladies?

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