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August 10, 2016

MOM FAIL | I MISSED THE PRESCHOOL DEADLINE


ummm...so kaye has this really awkward thing going on.

she's three - turning four. she looks like a five year old, but her birthday is in october so she's still two years away from starting kindergarten.

i was encouraged by our pediatrician a few weeks ago that i should probably get her started with preschool just to get her used to the idea of school and being in that sort of environment all day...considering she's never done daycare or anything like that.

so, last week i took her to a daycare / preschool for a tour and received the pricing schedule for two days a week and nearly sh*t myself. ummm...over $600 per month for two days a week? come again? say what?! not to mention i would have to drive my gal over an hour each way. to cap that off...i was also hoping to take sawyer to the same school (different classroom) so that i can continue to work. guys. this is crazy.

and get this...the four year olds at this particular school still nap two hours a day. i was like...if i'm going to be paying that much for "school" you certainly aren't going to be watching my kid sleep for part of it.

now, granted, i've only visited one school. and upon further research i've discovered that i'm actually MONTHS late in getting kaye signed up for a more traditional preschool...but please tell me i'm not going to have to sell myself on the corner to get my kid into preschool.

and to make matters worse...all kaye talks about now is going to school and meeting her teacher and packing her backpack...as much as i appreciate her zeal for education...girlfriend is going to have to get a job if she wants to go.

with all this school talk we've officially realized summer is but mere weeks from over. fastest summer of my life. speaking of fastest, most jam-packed summer...

we're ditching the farm for the next few days and heading up to mccall for some lake time // golf time // bike time // anniversary celebrating time...and to top it all off - a wedding on saturday.

and speaking of that wedding - i can't wait to share the dress i ended up picking from rent the runway. you can read that post here.

we're going to cap this summer off with staying up late, too much ice cream, campfire smoke, and hopefully one million photos...because i've been failing so hard in capturing the memories...and blogging the memories.


23 comments on "MOM FAIL | I MISSED THE PRESCHOOL DEADLINE"
  1. My oldest did not go to preschool before she went to kinder...she was perfectly fine. My second started preschool right before he turned 4 and it was two years of hell and he was no better adjusted the day kinder arrived than had he stayed in the private daycare. $600 for two days a week sounds crazy...granted it's been like 5 years since I had a kid in preschool but I'm confident I was paying about $600/month for 5 days a week.

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  2. I run an early learning centre - so both a daycare and preschool program - and $600 for two days a week is insaaaaane! Especially if they are required to sleep for 2 hours of it. Crazy!

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  3. $600 a month for two days a week is pretty insane!

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  4. Yeah - that preschool choice sounds nuts. All 3 of my kids did preschool and never was there a nap time. It was a morning thing from like 9-1 p.m. and I did the number of days attending based on their age. So my 2 year old did 2 days. Three year old 3 days. You get it. And $600 for 2 days sounds crazy!!! Good luck with your search - I do think preschool is a great precursor to heading to Kindergarten! Can't wait to see which dress you chose!

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  5. My kids all went to church type pre-school until I went back to work full time so mornings like 9-1:00 or so. Most around here are like $300 a month for 2 to 3 days. Keep looking! Of course when I went back to work my youngest had to go to the expensive all day pre-school AKA daycare, which cost an arm and a leg but eventually they go to school so...:)

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  6. I'd be homeschooling if that was the case. Yikes!!! That's so crazy!

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  7. That does seem expensive. My 4 year old goes to daycare (which is a pre-school once they turn 4) and we pay about $700 for 5 days a week, all day. They do nap, but only if the kid wants to. Otherwise they go to another room or can play quietly. The nap isn't forced. Hopefully you'll find something that works better for you!

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  8. WOW! That seems like a lot for preschool, however I am in a smaller community in Illinois and it is only $90 a month for two days a week... but still, WOW! My little is soooo excited to be starting PreK in a few weeks, it is his first year and he can't wait to carry his new backpack. He really wants a lunch box BUT he will only be there 1/2 days so one is not needed. You will find a reasonable place, I have faith.

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  9. Keep looking girl! My son went to prek3 from 9-1 at a church last year three days a week and it was $175 and this year he's in prek and goes from 9-1 five days a week and it's $210 a month!

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  10. $600 for two days a week and a 2 hour nap! No way! Hopefully there are other options around you that are closer! so that means 4 hours of driving for you? Or would you stay out where their preschool is...which defeats the purpose of trying to get stuff done at home...ugh! Good luck!

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  11. They still nap for two hours & you're paying $600?!?! Oh, Hell no! That's frickin' insane! I hope that you have some good luck & find a place for her to go to school so she can have her backpack all ready to go. :)

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  12. That price is absolutely insane!! Are they planning to teach her how to drive, trigonometry and gymnastics? Holy cow!! Cam goes 3 times each week and we pay $135/month. I love Kaye's excitement for school though!!

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  13. That's expensive and especially with naps in the day. There are sure to be other programs that are more affordable and interactive. She can also start when she is four rather than three. It's great she is enthused about it!

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  14. Oh. Em. Gee. How were you able to keep a straight face when they told you the cost? I can see myself either busting out laughing in bewilderment or causing muscle spasms in my face from trying to hold in my "oh hell no" reaction. Caleb and Vivi both go to "school" (Mothers Morning Out for Vivi and Pre-K 3 for Caleb) for less than $300 a month! Keep looking, mama!!!

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  15. Oh wow - that's an expensive preschool! Here in Spain, my little will go about 25 hours a week to nursery school (kinda like daycare and preschool) for about $150 a month! One thing I love about Spain - inexpensive and really good care!

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  16. There are some preschools here in MI that I think they are called CO-OP's that you just have to volenteer at once a week (maybe once a month) and your bill is MUCH lower. Also, WHY DO YOU LIVE SOMEWHERE THAT THE NEAREST PRE-SCHOOL IS AN HOUR AWAY!!!! I have no idea how you do that, I'd go bonkers!!! What about just getting her into a in home daycare/pre-school where they learn and play and get her acquainted with going somewhere else to learn and play and follow other rules and be with other kids, it would probably be easier on you all. $600 for 2 days a week for a month is def a lot and I have 2 kids in 3 day a week pre-school right now, our bill is $830 (for 2 kids though). Don't worry too, you can always do pre-school next year for prep, its our society playing games with our head on what we "should" do that messes with us! xx

    Chelsea | East Willow Grove

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  17. Oh my gosh that price ! AHHHH!!

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  18. My son went to preschool for two years before Kindergarten, but I definitely shopped around! I seriously could not believe some of the costs. In fact, I had to get a job in order for him to go to preschool. Thankfully the first year and a half I was babysitting my friend's daughter and made just enough to pay for preschool. Preschool is freaking expensive!

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  19. Dude. Same here. Reed turns four in November. I had him all signed up for preschool over here and then we found out we move at the end of September. I'm not going to make him go for three weeks, just to move, so now I'll have to search out there. In ridiculously expensive California and we'll be in the middle of the desert. I'm not driving him an hour each way for a two hour break. So he'll probably be home with me. While I pull my hair out one by one because when I signed up for this stay at home mom thing I didn't realize homeschooling a preschooler was on the agenda. Best of luck to you!

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  20. Dang that's expensive!! My middle is starting 3 year old preschool this fall (although she is like Kaye, the older one, her bday is September so she'll be 4 all year of 3yr preschool) and for 2 days a week 2.5 hours I'm paying $100/month. My son did this same preschool for 2 years before Kinder and he did amazing. It's definitely more for the social aspect.

    I hope you find something that works!

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  21. My sons preschool was $8000 a year and he's about to start college so add inflation so $600 a month sounds in line. My husband was so happy when the boys were both finally in public kindergarten (free!) Just start saving sister because if you think preschool is expensive start thinking about braces, camp, tutors, after school activities etc, etc and just when they become "adults" you need to pay for college. I don't know how people afford it all plus Prada! I will say that the right pre-school is an amazing experience for kids. They really make friends on their own and learn a lot! Good luck

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  22. And I thought daycare was cray... No, but actually... The school down the street from my house finally implemented a rule where you couldn't put your fetus/unborn child on the waiting list. BECAUSE THAT IS A THING?!?

    Can't wait to see your dress... I know you are going to be gorgeous!

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  23. Yikes!! What are schools so darn pricey??
    Our schools in SA are so hard to get in to - you have to put their name down WHEN THEY ARE BORN!!! Otherwise they don't get in... As a mom and teacher, it has been the best thing for our girls x

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