Five down. Thirteen to go.
For those wondering what the fuss is about “graduating” pre-school, I guess I should clarify: Rather than regular ol’ daycare, we enrolled her (and her sister before her) in a Montessori early learning school. It was more like traditional daycare when they were babies, of course, but even by the time kids become “mobile infants” their teachers start introducing them to various learning techniques and concepts. By the time the girls were 2 and 3 years old, they were starting to learn in a variety of areas, and of course there also was the socialization aspect of being around their peers.
The development process has been, in a word, staggering. Having already seen the fruits of all that early work paying off with her older sister this past year as she moved from the Montessori school to Kindergarten, I’m confident the transition will be just as successful with the coming school year.
But for now, we celebrate. 🙂