This week we’ll introduce two local families who are deep in the school search & decision-making process for their kindergarteners-to-be. We’ve changed some identifying information to protect their privacy, but their situations are real.
Meet Gina, who lives in NW with her partner Luca, and who is 70% sure they'll end up at their neighborhood school, Chapman Elementary, when their son starts kindergarten in September. A big reason Chapman is appealing is the ability for their son to do a half-day kindergarten, which is very important to Gina. You see, Gina is a supermom who fills her children’s days with fun and a lot of togetherness (easily making those of us who don’t do toddler talk so well feel inadequate!). As a result, her boy hasn’t had any ongoing experience in a preschool, which makes Gina really reluctant to dive into the deep end with full-day school in the fall. But Gina and Luca also want their child to get a rich, well-rounded education and so they don’t want to make a decision without knowing what’s out there and what they're potentially giving up. So, where is their research leading them?