Posts tagged "preschool"

Back to school

Today marks the end of Winter Break for my pre schooler, FINALLY! You’d think she was in a Catholic school in Latin America where we celebrate The Feast of the Epiphany or Three Kings Day on January 6th. She has been off from December 21st until January 9th. After spending a week in Puerto Rico... Read more »

Day Care: from hell to heaven

Amelia's first teachers @ new day care.  These two ladies showed my daughter love, patience and discipline. They kept in constant communication with me about my daughter's behavior and/or progress. They always had something lovely to say to each child.
As you have read many times, I have a lot of emotional baggage about nursery school.  When I was two and half, a day care teacher who put masking tape on my mouthbecause I wouldn’t stop crying because I missed my mom. (My mother immediately took me out of that place) But maybe the damage... Read more »

The No-Parents Zone

When I was a little girl, I used to go up to my mom, hold up both my hands and say “Mami, why don’t you and Papi go out of town for this many days?” It wasn’t that I didn’t love my parents – of course I did. It wasn’t that I didn’t enjoy spending... Read more »

Day Care dilemma

I should have pulled the plug sooner. Like when Amelia was switched from one classroom to another on her first day at day care without anyone notifying me. Or when her new teacher was constantly absent or late and Amelia would end up in some other classroom. Or when I went to pick her up... Read more »

School search in Chicago

It’s 9:50AM on Saturday and I’m standing in line outside in 40 degree weather waiting  to tour a magnet school in Chicago. I’m not alone; there are about 50 parents in line. We are all wondering if this is a joke or part of a herd mentality. “If I stand outside 15 minutes before they... Read more »