This whole preschool thing has really snuck up on me. All around me, my friends are registering their kids here or there and I feel completely uneducated and undecided about what to do. When I see kids younger than Micah already registered I start to feel panicked. And what's the big rush with registration in January anyway? It's almost impossible for me to know if Micah will be ready for such a big transition 9 months from now!
It's crazy to me to think that he could've been in preschool this past September already since he technically turned 3 in '07. And that's our main dilemma: the fact that Micah has a December birthday. Erik and I have debated back and forth about whether we will end up holding him back a year before he starts Kindergarten. Just when we're sure what we're going to do, I start to second-guess it. Erik is more inclined just to wait another year to start preschool and therefore hold him back a year before starting Kindergarten, but I'm not convinced. If we don't at least try preschool this next year we might not be able to make an educated decision about whether or not Micah's ready to start Kindergarten.
The other dilemma - which preschool are we going to send him to? It's not like back when I was a kid in a small town and there was probably only one option to choose from. There are dozens of options and I feel completely clueless about them. I do know that I'd prefer Micah to go to a Christian preschool and many of the local churches have them these days (except our church, unfortunately, which will be closing theirs this year). I'd also like it to be a) affordable, b) not too far from where we live (but we don't know if we'll still be living in this area next year so that's a tricky one), and c) 2 days a week as opposed to 3. So, if any of you Abbotsford-ians can give me advice/suggestions on where to go I would love to hear it!