I mentioned in an older post that I will be working pt and hopefully homeschooling LO. I currently watch children at home during the week and work in a spa on Saturdays. I would like to get my LPN so that in the future I work the 2nd shift a few nights a week and keep the Saturday gig. I would not watch kids anymore. I have worked in healthcare in the past and know that this would be a smart move.
My conflict is the going to school part. The practical nursing course is 10 months full time. It would be very hard to afford child care for that year. I'm starting to think that my only option would be to put LO in public kindergarten, get the course done that year. And start homeschooling LO for first grade. Getting my nursing degree would be a very smart move for myself and my family regardless of our decision to homeschool. I love watching kids but I just can't do it forever....I need benefits and retirement.
what would you do? Do you think it would be really unfair to put him in kindergarten? Would it really be all that different from a year or two of preschool before starting something new?