And I thought applying for Nursery School was bad!
In order to apply to a private school for Kindergarten, you must first sacrifice at least one tree. The paper part of this process includes-test scores, recommendations, essays, application fee and some other odds and ends (more if you are also filling out a financial aid packet). Then there is the added joy of the school tour, child's playgroup, parent interview…
When, why and how did this process get so ridiculously complicated?!
Is this a New York problem or has this lunacy taken over?
Perhaps I'll move to a commune 😉
Last year at this time, I was wrestling with the concept that my 3 year old who had been home with me full time since he was born would be going off to school for the first time–dropping him off somewhere, no matter how nurturing and cuddly, seemed like the end of the world for me. Not knowing how my son would deal with his first separation, I read books with him about preschool–What to Expect in Preschool, The Kissing Hand, My First Day of Nursery School–we role played school, I bought him a new backpack (and filled with with stuff he didn't need)…and he adapted to a school schedule without a hitch.