We are looking at preschools and I want to look at both Montessori and traditional. I really like the Montessori concept, but my concern is will she be able to transition without any issues for Kindergarten or first grade depending on when we move her. More than likely she would move in Kindergarten as we are planning to send her to private catholic school and if we wait until first there may not be an opening available in her grade. I am thinking of putting her in the Sat. morning parent child program just to see how she does in that environment before making a decision for next year. For those with older children who have gone to Montessori pre-schools was it a hard transition once they moved to a traditional school? She currently knows by sight over half of the letters, she sings the entire ABC song and can count to 20. Based on where she is now I don?t think she will have any issue being considered ready for kindergarten. Things she needs to work on are sitting for circle time, listening, following directions without inciting other children. If a child is not listening during story time and running around she tends to follow that child vs. sitting like she should be and listening. I think Montessori will give her those independent skills and teach her ways to solve problems differently. TIA.