I have asked something similar a few months ago, so sorry for the repeat but we are revisiting this and I was hoping for some more opinions.
We have the option of going to a Spanish Emersion Montessori preschool but it is $$$, especially because we are putting two in at once. We met with the owner again today who said something along the lines of "if you value a Montessori education you will do what you can to make it work." She gave us options for helping out at the school to take a bit off the tuition, but in reality it didn't seem like enough bang for the buck. It would be the equivalent of getting about $10 an hour. (Which I suppose isn't bad but a fraction of what I would make just working). I would probably have to pick up one extra shift at work to send the boys there. There is another non-Montessori Spanish Emersion preschool nearby as well that is a bit cheaper.
I am so torn. I don't know if I value a Montessori education enough to make it work. Sure, I've heard good things and I like the idea of it, but enough to be away from my boys more to make it happen? (I do work part time but I also don't want to get caught up into working more just to pay for things because I think that me being there for my kids is of value too.)
I obviously know it is my decision, but would value any input from you all. Is Montessori really better? Did any of you struggle with a similar situation and what was your thought process in making your final decision?