Olivia is officially registered for preschool starting in the fall.
I began looking into things in January since I knew registration usually started in February. I gathered information, but with the end of my pregnancy and then the addition of a newborn, nothing got done until this week. We were finally able to go tour the local preschool that I was interested in. Olivia loved it. Michael and I both thought it was a great choice as well. The best part is that it is .7 miles from our door step. It takes 2 minutes to get there!
I toured a lot of preschools when looking for Little Man years ago. Between that and teaching at a Christian school that had a preschool, I pretty much know what is out there. I had a few key things that I was looking for. Other than that, they are all pretty much the same.
We aren't sure what her educational future will hold. At this point, it is looking like we will home school once she gets to Kindergarten. Our personal choice is to not send her to a public school (barring something crazy would happen and we would be forced to). We can't afford a Christian school. So home school is looking likely. Regardless, we want her to be able to have some social interaction with her peers, learn how to act and behave in a classroom setting, practice sharing and taking turns, experience having to listen and obey a teacher and so much more.
She will be going to a local church preschool two mornings a week. Her day will be from 8:45 to 11:30. She will be in the three year old class with 11 other children and two teachers. She starts at the end of August, but I'm sure she would go tomorrow if she could. She walked right into the classroom and just made herself at home. She was a little sad when it was time to go. I told her she could come back when she was 3. The director asked her when she would be 3 and she responded, "June 23rd!". The director called her a little smarty pants. :) This girl is ready!