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Feb 05, 2009


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Rachel S

I'd be interested in knowing if there are any people out there who would consider putting their kids in the SAME class.... or is this taking the "twibling" thing a step too far? The reason this popped into my head is that my son has an August 27th birthday, so he is one of oldest in his class, but there are kids (mostly girls) in the class that are as much as 14 months younger than he is. If your school is really flexible and your kids are pretty young, this might save some sanity. Seems like a lot of these schools have their various classes spend a lot of the day together anyway....


I'm going crazy trying to figure this out. I'm almost positive that I want my oldest to stay in his school next year, which means that he will be in school MTW in the mornings. To send my younger child there would mean he went ThF and we would be there every single day. I could send him to the same school he goes to this year for his pre-preschool class and have both kids in school on MTW, but that would mean LOTS of driving back and forth, since the schools are 6 miles apart. I think I'm settling on sending my younger son to a different preschool than his older brother and than the one he goes to now. That will be TTh mornings, leaving our Fridays free. Though both schools get out at the exact same time...but they are only an 18 second drive from each other, so I'm hoping it will work out...unless...ugh, I can't figure it out or work out the best option. It gives me a headache just thinking about it.


add in the fact that you might hold a child back from kindergarten and that really throws a wrench in.


To answer the question about putting the kids in the same preschool class, my two are in the same class. It works great for us. The kids are the same age, but they play with their own friends, and I've even had teachers comment that they forget that they are siblings because they are so independent. It makes my life much easier as I only have one set of teachers to get used to, one list of school supplies, one holiday program to attend. I'd love it if they could be in the same kindergarten class as well, but I doubt that the school district would allow it.


Ugh, we're in preschool hell right now. My son's school had enrollment for returning students last week but we're trying to move him to someplace closer (it takes 25 min to get there and it's not worth it for a three hour stay). I would have lost $300 if I reserved a spot and then didn't enroll him so I didn't. Now it's full and I'm hoping to get into a closer school but the lady told me yesterday that I'm really far down on the waiting list. Ugh. Who knew we'd ever be the preschool hunting moms?


I wish I could put both of mine in the same class. But next fall one will got MWF and the other will go TTH.


Hi! Thanks so much for linking to my reflections on this difficult issue. Can't stop writing about it ... just relayed our recent disastrous tour of another school over on Philly Moms Blog at http://svmomblog.typepad.com/philly_moms/2009/02/preschool-unwelcome-tour-draft.html

They may not want us as students after our decidedly weak first impression, but wonder of wonders, the girls can both go T and Th mornings, so we are signed up for now!!!


Luckily for me, my kids will be two years apart in school even though they are closer than that in age. (If my 3 year old, who has a summer bday ever gets held back though it will be a different story!) I finally decided just to keep my two-year-old home with me for one more year even though she could go two days at the same school as her sister next year. I made this decision because the twos don't get taken out of the car by a teacher in carline like the fours do. So I would have to park, get out and walk both of them in with my OTHER child and I decided it wasn't worth it. When you have three kids under 4, as I will come May 1st, some decisions have to be made purely on convenvience.

Jenny P

These types of discussions make me want to just keep my Bunch at home until they're old enough to ride the school bus. I can't believe that preschools make you go through such hell and jump through all these hoops and CHARGE you significant amounts of money to do it.

Susan Smock

I am thinking about keeping mine out of preschool until just one year before Kindergarten. It is just a whole lot of trouble for quite a bit of money! I like the idea of paying myself that tuition. I don't have to worry my girls aren't getting socialized because they are being socialized at home together all day long!

maria wilson

Mine (2 years apart) are in a great daycare/preschool that goes from 3 months through preK. This is full time, of course, so no scheduling issues. Choosing a preschool that offers full time, so caters to working families and offers every day of the week might be an option (you can often pick and choose days since if you don't both work you may not want to have your kids in 9-5 care!) .

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