I need the Lord to guide my DH and I as we seek His will for our dd next year.
We have her enrolled in a very good Christian school for next year. She is 4 and she is a normal 4 year old, not "advanced"
If we put her in the public school she would go into K, but the age req. for the school we have her at is 5 so she would be in a JR. K there and start K next year.
We have an option now to enroll her in a fundamental school, but she would start young in K. It would be free, plus it is a more conservative and strict school. But I am afraid it would be harder for her to keep up next year (as far as academics and maturity). Plus the teachers are more strict and formal, at the Christian school they are very strict but very loving.
She would also be missing the spiritual component. But we could make up for that here at home of course.
It is a huge decision. I would love some imput, encouragement and prayer : )
Answer by teamquinn at 2:47 AM on Jul. 2, 2009
Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 6:24 PM on Jul. 1, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:31 PM on Jul. 1, 2009
Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 6:36 PM on Jul. 1, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:42 PM on Jul. 1, 2009
Remember God won't put more on you than you can bare,so you know the answer already,there is 2 reasons your DD should go to the public school,1st,you can't afford the Christian school, 2nd you sound like you are afraid your DD won't do well.I was 4 when I started kindergarten,and my DD was 4yrs. old, when both kepted up, I had no problems in school keeping up. God bless you, don't feel bad,if you can't afford a private school,if you teach your child at home,if she has a large assortment of books in her own library,she will be just as smart
Answer by Anonymous at 10:01 PM on Jul. 1, 2009
O.K. I have never heard public schools in CA called fundamental schools. Also, the public schools tend to talk a good game in the discipline department. My experience is that what the official policy is has very little to do with the love and nurturing your child will get. That has a great deal more to do with the personalities of the teachers. The strict language of the discipline policy is probably district wide and really only becomes an issue in the upper elementary level and above. Plus some of the best teachers know that strictness and loving and nurturing are not mutually exclusive. So that isn't my biggest issue in this case. Academics maybe another, you know your child. If she has been in a decent preschool or if you have worked with her at home she will do fine in the harder program. If she hasn't had much academic or social experience the easier one might be better.
Answer by teamquinn at 2:44 AM on Jul. 2, 2009