Thursday, July 07, 2011

A magical place

We first toured Gavin's preschool when he was 8 months old. I was still freelancing from home and we were looking into options for someplace he could go a couple days or half days a week to allow me to get some work done. I was hooked from the word go and it has not disappointed me, not as far as the things that really count. When he finally went, it was full time and I do not regret a minute of it. He has always come home exhausted from activity, is known by every member of the staff and has learned how to paint, use the potty, cook, make friends, read, speak Spanish and climb trees. He has learned the power of observation, imagination, music and working with others. I have no idea what kindergarten will bring -- I think my greatest fear is somehow it won't measure up, that it's all downhill from here. But then I realize that he has developed some amazing tools and a love of learning that he gets to bring to the table from the word go. And, I hope, with that, the sky is the limit.

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