Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Co-op by proxy.

Little Dog is starting preschool today. Not traditional, drop your kid off, pick 'em up later preschool. This is the touchy feely alternative. Co-operative preschool. Co-op. Chock full of parental involvement and learning opportunities, which is great, but since I work full time, I'm not involved much. NE is going to be our primary caregiver for this process.

Two days a week, Little Dog and NE will be spending a couple of hours in a church basement (no, it's not a church related school they are quick to assure me) singing, playing preschool appropriate games, working on sharing and learning skills and generally getting that group interaction he's been missing since we took him out of daycare. He'll be learning to stick to a strict schedule of outdoor play, circle time, snack, free play and closing circle. I think it's great for him. I'm sure he's going to get a lot out of the experience and I hope he'll develop his own little social circle as a result.

I'll be participating too, but to a lesser extent. I'll attend the monthly parent education meeting, and I'll have a role to play in the operations of the preschool, but the day to day kickin' it with the shorties will be handled by NE. They're about to finish their first day, and I'm anxiously awaiting the phone call to fill me in. I guess it's kind of like being there. Just kind of.


geekymummy said...

I hope he has fun. Rosa is about to move from the toddler class to the real preschool. My little one is getting so grown up!

katherynei said...

He's going to love it! I'm sure there will be other super heroes there to become friends with. I went the more alternative route with my eldest, and it was perfect for him; I hope it goes well for you guys too.

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