My daughter is a sweet and sassy 4-year-old. After the pandemic began, and she was unable to socialize with her friends for most of the year, and she desperately needed to start preschool on schedule to begin learning academically, behaviorally, and socially.
I was so grateful when a friend told me about this school. First, it is a Christian school, and I knew my daughter would begin to see the love and care of God for her through the teachers and staff. Second, the school is small, and I feel my daughter is safe there. As a single older mom with a miracle baby, this is huge for me. Lastly, I can actually afford the tuition. Among private preschools, it’s the only place I could find with tuition and extended session rates that were less than our rent. I am a distance learning teacher and needed this school for my daughter during this very challenging year.
If I was not able to choose this school for my daughter, she simply would not have been in school this year. The public preschool programs were not open for in-person learning, and I would have needed to find childcare that I probably could not afford. Finding and being able to place my child in this preschool this year changed our lives significantly.
I think every family should have a choice when it comes to placing their child in a school. Our children are everything to us and finding the best match for them where they are safe and in the right environment to learn, with the most amazing and caring people, is not a privilege. It’s our right.
“To our family, school choice simply means that I get to choose the best place for my daughter rather than having to follow random lines drawn on a map and the decisions of politicians who don’t know us or our situation.”
To our family, school choice simply means that I get to choose the best place for my daughter rather than having to follow random lines drawn on a map and the decisions of politicians who don’t know us or our situation. As children get older, they spend more waking hours with their teachers than their parents. Parents have the right to choose.