Will, Evan and Lily would be three, turning four a couple weeks into the 2010 school year. I'd like for them to have some exposure to a 'school setting' and all the learning activities prior to kindergarten. Many of these programs have toddler classes so Holden could attend a 'twos' class at the same time two days a week.
So far we are on two lists:
First United Methodist (FUMP)
M/W/F or T/Th 9 to 1pm
Our neighbor sent all three of her boys to this school and gave the school a strong recommendation. The school is downtown so David could help with drop off.
T/W/Th 9 to 1pm
Small community atmosphere. It's close by and several kids from my neighborhood attend. They will have all new buildings and playarea by 2010. They require one day a month of volunteering per child three and over - grandparents can pitch in or we can pay extra. Otherwise I would be there almost every week.
I'm also interested in Good Shepherd Episcopal. I like that church and it is nearby in Terry Town but the waitlist fee is $125 per child. I'm going to check it out and be sure it is still top of my list before plunking down $600.
For you Austinite moms, here are other schools that have been recommended to me:
- St Matthews Episcopal Day School
- First Presbyterian Day School
- Bethany United Methodist School
- All Austin Cooperative Nursery
- UT Lab (over 500 on waitlist)