A white envelope arrived in our mailbox a few days ago. It was for Pre-K program enrollment. I was reluctant to open it, partly because I don’t want to believe that my baby will turn four years old soon and the other part of me didn’t want to open it because I wasn’t sure what the cost would be.
We’ve been investing in The Boy’s early childhood education since he was four months old. If you’ve been following for a while, you’ll recall that I was laid off in October 2010. I thought about searching for another job, so The Texan and I decided The Boy would continue to go to school. At the time, enrollment at his school was very competitive and we didn’t want us to lose our spot if we pulled him out and I then found a job. Long story short, I didn’t return to a traditional job, I started this blog instead (yahoo!) and he kept going to the same school.
The Boy will be turning four in July and that means kindergarten is on the horizon. It’s not something that’s going to happen down the road, it’s going to be happening when I order my 2014 Life Planner. I want to cry. How do you go from a sweet, snuggly infant:
To a preschooler so fast?!
There are a few public Pre-K Programs in our area, but the curriculum seems lacking. From a financial position, we’ve already invested hundreds (okay, several thousands) of dollars into his early education. It only makes sense to us that we’ll continue to invest for his pre-K program. I’ll be sad come September when he’s away at school for six hours each day, Monday through Friday. I know that the private school we’ve chosen is what is best for him and for our family.
How did you choose a Pre-K Program for your child? How much is too much for private education?
Disclosure: This post was inspired by the novel Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton. After witnessing her children’s school set ablaze, Grace attempts to find the arson as her teenage daughter lies in a coma in Lupton’s suspense thriller. Join From Left to Write on April 11 as we discuss Afterwards.