Bear has been successfully moved to a new preschool. I feel so much better about it.
After drop-off, the teacher turns the keys in the door and none of the kids can leave! So, he’s safe.
And, with this program being academic-based instead of play-based, they move right from one activity to the next, without all the down time that was happening in his other class. So, he’s able to focus better.
It was a real p.i.t.a. to have to pay yet another registration fee, but it’s worth it.
If it wouldn’t interfere with Cub’s nap schedule, I would move Monkey there, too. Monkey’s class is not crazy like Bear’s was, but he is bored. He is constantly asking his teacher why the other kids don’t already know this stuff(whatever the “stuff” is that they happen to be working on) and wants to know why the teacher tells them things more than once since I know how to do that, you already told us. And, he’s starting to correct the other kids and get annoyed with them. Yikes.
But, if I move him, it means that 3 days a week, Cub will either not get a nap at all or just get one in the truck for about an hour or two.
Really, Monkey can do fine where he is and I know he is learning from his class. He’s just not being challenged.
I feel a little bad, jumping through hoops to be sure that Bear is in the best preschool for him, and yet I let Cub’s need for a nap to dictate where/when Monkey goes to preschool.
I can never find a balance of keeping things fair.