Children flock to eensy weensy preschools
Original post made on Oct 12, 2013
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on Oct 12, 2013 at 8:55 pm
We took a chance and sent our daughter to a new preschool this year. It is very small: 8 children and two teachers, one of whom has an Ed.M from Harvard (plus a CA teaching credential) and the other who has taught preschool for over 10 years. We love it! It's called Grove Academy in Woodside. The school is beautiful and much of the learning takes place in the fenced in yard full of redwoods. I cannot say enough good things about it so far! It will fill up in no time for next year I am sure!
on Oct 14, 2013 at 10:54 am
These small schools are wonderful! In addition to a lot of flexibility, and personal attention, they also provide another benefit - staff continuity, something that larger preschools and daycares don't always have.
on Oct 14, 2013 at 12:11 pm
We did this with our granddaughter. The preschool starts kids at 18 months, and requires parent or grandparent participation for kids under three years. After age three, parent participation is voluntary, but most parents participate. cease it keeps the cost down.
The results have been fabulous: our 2- and-a-half yr old granddaughter is way ahead of others her age, and begs to attend more often ( we just increased her to three mornings per week). She now recites the alphabet and numbers to her infant brother, and tries to read to him.
We sure wish higher education were so pleasant and effective!