My older daughter just turned five and everywhere we go this summer we’re hearing the same question:
Are you off to Kindergarten in the fall?
And I don’t know if she knows what to say, or knows what kindergarten is, so I usually answer for her. She knows she’ll be a third year, but I don’t think anyone else really knows what that is when she says it. When I explain that she won’t be going to Kindergarten and that she goes to a private school, possibly even what some consider an alternative school, I often feel snobby or that people will perceive me as snobby because my kids go to a private school.
Originally we planned Montessori School as an alternative to traditional daycare. The cost wasn’t much more and we really believe in the philosophy. Plus my husband and I both have moms who taught Montessori and we both went to Montessori. Instead of single age classrooms, her classroom is her classroom for three years and has 3-6 year olds.read more