Ok, so not nursing school
related, but since many who post here seem to have school age children, I thought I would give it a shot!
Not to start a whole public vs. private school debate, but does anyone here have any experience with putting their child through private pre-k/kindergarten? My son will be 5 in October, so misses the deadine for public kindergarten by a month. I can either put him in a full time daycare, or enroll him in a private school. I had him in daycare full time when he was 3, and while he was adequately cared for, I was dissappointed in the experience and felt like "I'm paying for this?!?" I admit, this has skewed my view on daycares in general (since this particular place had nothing terrible wrong, just things I could see being a problem at any daycare.) I keep thinking that for a "little" more a month, I can put him in a private school that has more structure and variety in his day and possibly prepare him better for kindergarten or first grade. So, my issue really is " are private pre-k/kindergartens worth the additional cost over normal daycares?"
I should note, I have toured several private schools
and found one I really like, so I'm not basing my judgement on a pre-concieved notion of what I think the school will be like. Besides the daycare I had my son in, I have also looked into other daycares in my area, and none of them stood out as significantly better than the first. I'm just interested in hearing if anyone else found their private school experience to be a good one or not. TIA!!!experience??