… or should I say play school hunting is almost over. This project started May this year. I know, that’s already late but we are really half-hearted about this project.
I’ve read a thread about this in GirlTalk and I must say that their insights are pretty helpful although I never considered the schools they mentioned except for one – Kalinga Day Care Center (KDCC). We went there, without, Ayex to check it out. They have a huge place, older kids are separated from the younger ones and best of all, I can say that they will maximize the worth of our money with their half day or whole day sessions. Why did I say that? Because some pre-schools only offer a one-hour session per day, 3 times a week and it will cost you roughly PhP30,000.
I know it is a good deal for us, parents, and will be good too for Ayex. However, KDCC is a bit too far from where we live, thus we didn’t push through. So back to square one.
Thanks for the two Special Holidays last week and to my boss for allowing me to work from home on Thursday (my left eye kept on flickering, I can’t see very well). Not only I was able to spend loads of quality time with both Ayex and Mon, we also found a pre-school for Ayex!
Ok, I said we’re just looking for a play school right? Why do we want to enroll Ayex in a playschool in the first place? The reason is we want her to learn how to socialize. Don’t get me wrong. Ayex is really well around people specially those she already knew. But you have to give her time, around thirty minutes, before she will interact with others. That we want to improve. Ok going back to the pre-school versus play school. Actually, we went to a pre-school nearby, less than a ten-minute jeepney ride away. MIL said that Mon’s cousin’s kids also went to that school. I’ve been wanting to check them out even before she said that. So when she mentioned that, I wanted to check it more because I can ask my CILs about it.
The place is Ok on first look. Upon talking to, I presume, the directress, we found out that they are offering a pre-nursery session. Kids enrolled in this class range from 2.9 – 3 years old. They have one kid who is 2.7yo though, just like Ayex. This class has an hour session daily, 8-9AM. Their current student-teacher ratio is 6:2, it will become 7:2 if we enroll Ayex. And the fees, roughly less than PhP10,000 including the books and uniforms for the rest of the year. I was already game for it. I was further convinced when Teacher Marlyn, the presumed directress, offered us a trial class.
Today, Ayex went to First Line Integrated School in Engineering St., Project 8, Quezon City, for a trial class. I’m all excited to hear about it. I regret that I have to go to work and miss her “first” day of school. Hubby sent me an MMS of her star, first one also, for completing her coloring activity. Another first I missed. Oh well.
Tomorrow, hubby will probably bring Ayex to school again (he’s on vacation leave until the end of August) and will probably enroll her too. If these push through, by Wednesday, Ayex will go to school as a full-pledge school girl. Awwwww! Wala na talaga kaming baby!
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