When I last left you with Part II of this series, Hubby, Sweet Pea and I had just finished touring a preschool. At the completion of that post I thought that we had found the right place for my daughter to develop and grow over the next 2 years, well I was wrong. After sitting down, talking and evaluating, Hubby and I had some reservations about the previous school we toured. I think we got caught up in the excitement of Sweet Pea going to school and didn’t fully consider the factors needed to best suit her development and growth. We decided to hold off before enrolling her and continued to seek guidance on where to place her. On the way to Sunday Worship Service one Sunday, I noticed a sign in front of a church that said “Now Enrolling for Preschool.” It sparked my interest because it’s literally within 5 minutes of my mom’s house. I did a little research and was immediately drawn into their program!!
So let me tell ya’ll about how much I LOVE what this school has to offer. You can probably already guess what my number one reason was…it’s CHRIST-centered!! What better atmosphere for her to be in than that of like-minded believers!! The second reason was that it is part time preschool, which means the cost for an entire month is about the cost of one week at the previous school!! (Hallelujah!!) Another biggie…they assist with finalizing the potty training process for the 3 year old class. Sweet Pea is doing well with potty training but needs a little assistance to close it on out lol. This was a major factor for us because the other school wanted to put her in the 2 year old class to help with potty training…NEGATIVE!!! Factor number 4; it has excellent ratings from current and previous parents. All of the reviews that I read all shared a common theme…their child was well prepared for kindergarten. (I’m getting excited all over again). After hubby and I discussed these factors we decided to go ahead and schedule a tour. Upon walking in I was very impressed by the cleanliness of the school and how well behaved all of the children were. Everyone was in their respective classrooms doing various activities. The student to teacher ratio is about 5:1, which is another factor that I LOVE!! This way Sweet Pea can have more 1 on 1 time with her teacher, which is what she is used to getting with her Nana. The school director was awesome and made us feel very comfortable while touring. I left Sweet Pea in the 3 year old class (no tears) while I went to tour the rest of the school and meet the teachers. Upon my return Sweet Pea was sitting at a table playing with Play Dough with a newly found friend. When she saw me she looked up, waved, and said “Bye Mommy”. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh that sealed the deal right there! She was comfortable with her surroundings and ready to see what this place was all about!
If you haven’t guessed by now, Sweet Pea is now enrolled for the 2015-2016 school year and will be starting in September! They also offer a summer camp program for about 4 weeks, which she will also be participating in to warm her up to the idea of going to school. So Girlfriends, I think I’m over the Blues for now (we will see how I feel on her first day of summer camp lol). I’m excited to see my baby off to school and to participate in any and every activity that I am able to attend! Keep us lifted as we get ready for this new adventure!!