So we are pre-registered for two pre-schools.
School One: Full day 8 am to 3:45. Best school in the city (long wait list) and it focuses on serious academics. They call it College Heights and it is like the bad stereotype of super pre-k. We had to get interviewed. They can't be taken out early or miss days for fun. It is very structured. DH is all over this one, I think college prep at ages 3-5 is sort of an overkill. Edit, I did forget to mention that they will have Special Education (SpEd) services in place already which is a pro for Harmon who is on the spectrum.
School Two: 8:30 to 2:00 (probably 2:30). It has no Fridays which is my day off since I will be working part-time (30 hrs) when I go back to work post leave. It is a called the LC Fine Arts Academy Pre-K and it focuses on the 5 different ways of learning instead of straight academics. It does 30 minutes of either tap or ballet a day and 30 minutes of either singing or instruments a day. It also does a lot of art as well. I like this school and DH thinks it is not serious enough for the 3 kids. Edit, this school doesn't have the SpEd services in place but they are excited about Rachel who has mild CP and they are willing for us to bring in SpEd therapists to teach the faculty what is needed for Harmon.
Both Schools: Have low ratio of students to teacher. They are both amazing on discipline and structure. The big difference is focus and time involved for each program. Technically School one is cheaper b/c it is for 5 days but the tuition at both are pretty much identical. WDYT?