Aloha guys, hope everybody had a lovely weekend. It has certainly been one busy week since Mother’s day last Sunday, and this mamma has barely had any time to sit down and breath, let alone write. What’s more, we leave tomorrow for St. Lucia!! (who-hoo!!! I really cannot wait to hit the beach with hubs and bubs). The epic packing is almost done, and we’re only going for four days (sheesh!).
Before I leave you though, I wanted to share with you the following, as many of you know, I am heavily involved on the education panel for the Bowery Babes, a community of downtown NYC moms, and this is my second year coordinating the Bowery Babes Downtown Preschool Panel. If you know anything about the excruciating Manhattan private school system, you know that this one is a biggie. Preschool in Manhattan begins at the age of 2 (you can opt to enroll at 3 as well), and it requires a pretty thorough application and interview process. Note, all of which must begin when your child is barely one!!! (I remember we had to go through this well before our Nuke baby’s first birthday. I will say, however, that the preschool application process is NOT as terrible as Kindergarten (many will tell you that that’s probably the single-most stressful thing they’ve ever gone through… I know, it’s that level of cray around here)
…. But preschool, in my view, is a pretty good dry-run for Kindergarten.
At any rate, if you’re interested, please do sign-up while space is still available! This year, we opened it up to non-Bowery Babes members as well, and you can sign-up for the preschool panel via the following link on Eventbrite. We expect to have a good line-up of veteran mommies and daddies sharing their war stories (what better than to have it all come straight from the horse’s mouth?).
For more details and insights, check out my recent post "Eight Tips for Dealing with Preschool Applications."
Schools represented will be: City and Country, Washington Market, West Village Nursery School, World Class Learning Academy, Corlears, and Preschool of the Arts.