DS is 2.5 and I need to be making a decision soon, but I am struggling.
There are basically only 2 options for prek where we live: Church-based prek and a "private" prek. The Church based one is play centered, and they do basic activities with colors, numbers, letters, and arts and crafts. What I'm calling a "private" pre-k is a retired teacher that has set up multiple programs for tutoring and also a small pre-k program. She only accepts 5 to 7 students per class, allowing for more individualized attention.
My dilemma is that DS can already recognize all his numbers, letters, colors, etc. So I thought he would be bored in the church pre-k class. However, the larger class sizes may prepare him for k. The church program is also considerably cheaper.
What do you think?
The more expensive class with individualized attention?
Or the church program with the bigger class size that just works on basic skills and arts and crafts?