Our family has been at the same preschool for 7 years. Doc who is not 7, went there and Bam who is 2 has gone there since she was 10 weeks. I went to high school with the current director and many of the teachers. Several of our close family friends have sent there kids to this school. I love and trust that our current preschool is a nice loving and safe place for Bam. The only problem it that it add 30mins in the morning and 30min in the afternoon to my work commute since it’s in the opposite direction for my work and Docs school.
We have been looking for a school near where I work and my daughter goes to school and finally found one that we both really like with an spot available. (we looked at a lot of them)
Thee problems is, it cost $29 more a week which is $116+ more a month on our already tight school budget. Although it’s a small daycare, it’s part of a larger daycare chain and we are used to our current small church daycare. I also know that since this is a larger non religious school that Bam will not have as much cuddle time and she gets now.
This new school includes healthy breakfast lunch and snacks. They are very academically focused and have weekly music, art, and sign language classes. They are also a mile down the street from my current work.
My question is…what would you do? Go for the new daycare that is less then a mile from your work but cost more and is part of a large chain or stay with the smaller school with the longer commute?