It seems strange to be talking about back to school time in February, but most private preschools and public and private kindergartens, will begin registering for Fall 2011 next month!
Now, this isn’t New York City, so don’t panic if you didn’t save your little one a spot when she was a fetus. In fact, there are plenty of fine schools you could walk right into today. Why think about it now? Well, some schools do fill up, and I’m a big believer in checking out the place and meeting the teacher. If you get a short list of two or three you’re considering, you’ll have a manageable number of “go sees,” before vacation time in June. If you don’t have a clue where to start, I’ll be doing a little series explaining the various philosophies on early childhood learning, and I’ll discuss whether you even need to do preschool in the first place!
Shortly after that, I’ll be having my, “Plug Your Preschool,” event, which is a free opportunity for your school to provide interested readers with a link to your website and information about your school hours, philosophy, and openings. All I ask is that someone who is an official representative of your school contacts me. You can do this right here, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Facebook page! Just make sure I have a way to get a hold of you. Again, I’d love to track down the head of every school in the South Sound, but I just don’t have the time, so if your school would like this opportunity for some free publicity, pass this along!