We were so lucky to have found this awesome preschool for our kids. I noticed it on our first visit to Arkansas. I loved that it was so close to our house. Upon moving here, I immediately went to check it out. I am so glad I did because they had one spot left in Stella’s age group. Stella did her first year of preschool there. During that year, we made some great friends, and fell in love with the faculty and their teaching style. When we decided not to send Stella to Kindergarten because she was barely five;(she made the deadline by 9 days) we decided Geyer Springs would be great for her for another year. She went to preschool 2 years in a row. It proved to be just what she needed. I believe it really helped to prepare her for her first year in Elementary school.
Then the state changed the deadline. Kids have to be five by August 1st to begin Kindergarten. That works great for us because we have followed that guideline with our first two children even though it wasn’t state law. This means that Isaac will not be attending Kindergarten next year. Even though he will be five, he will begin when he is six just like Stella and Jex have. We would have waited regardless of the state law, but it is so nice to not have to explain our decision. We have found that this decision has affected our children in such a positive way and I wouldn’t change our decision ever.
We decided to start Isaac in the same preschool this year. I think it will be a good fit for him. He has been so excited to go to the school that Stella attended. Isaac will have Ms. Hannah this year. We have never had Ms. Hannah before, and already love her. He is attending two days a week for three hours at a time. It is just enough time for him to have a school experience, and not to long that I miss him like crazy.
Our first day of school was a huge success. He did very well.
He is lucky to have his friend Grayson in his class.
What we love about Isaac’s Preschool.
1. Center based learning(which means he learns through playing)
2. The school is in a Baptist church. Even though we are not Baptist, it is nice to know that he is among Christian teachings.(I love that they pray over their food.)
3. Every year, we meet such wonderful people at the school. Parents with the same goals and values for their children in mind. (we always make friends that end up spending time with outside of school) I love belonging to a school where every child that attends has parents who are so tuned in. I guess that is what happens when you pay a hefty price for an education; you value it more.
We are so excited for Isaac to have this experience. I am so glad that he looks forward to going to school.
Even though I miss him when he is away, I am enjoying some nice quiet time with Tess.