So it has commenced. Our little ham has started going to preschool with her bro. Part-time, but still. This is huge! So much socialization with little ones her age. Amazing program planning. An environment that believes in the benefits of offering both Montessori and Waldorf techniques and styles, so they blend in both.
Seemingly very naturally. Nothing too contrived, lots of free-play – yet structured.
For a while there we were looking at local Montessori schools and even went on a waiting list. Don’t know why I was such a try hard about it when a perfectly amazing school had already been found and would do the job just fine. More than fine. Don’t get me wrong – that waiting list may have been the only reason we didn’t make the move then, but I’m glad it was our obstacle.
I still covet their veggie and herb garden and green play-space. Which, as it turns out – we can have the best of all worlds come time for when Wyndham (and eventually Abby) starts school. They can attend their summer camp! Totally different set-up and no waiting list! I know. Weird, but I’ll take it.
I did have wandering thoughts about the possibility that maybe the owner was glossing up the long “waiting list,” because Abby was on a soother and Wyndham wasn’t potty-trained yet. A couple of no-nos in a Montessori environment. Both of which are non-issues now. Yep, Abby is soosie-free, more on that later. There is a charming/amusing story to tell about everything that girl does my friends. Everything.
For now though, let us just admire her blatant early love for fashion, puzzles, knapsacks, her brother, books and acting the ham. Preschool? Well, it’s been touch and go.
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