What am I going to do about school for my child? As our children grow past the toddler stage this is the question that starts looming over us. Will I use public school, private school, or home school? And that doesn’t even cover it! If you decide on a different option than public school, you need to decide what, when, where, and how. Main Line Parent offers help to make your decision easier and more educated. This weekend they are holding Early Childhood Education Fairs. With a focus on early education, there are several preschool booths, and a variety of schools that start as young as pre-K. If your children are a little older, I still suggest you check it out as they do have booths with programs for older children as well.
Some may ask why I need this since I home school. Here’s the thing. Yes, I home school. However, this can change any year. I need to know my options. Plus, there is so much more than school vendors there. There are enrichment programs, camps, and alternative schooling options that can come alongside my homeschooling to enhance what my kids are learning.
I love learning about our area schools, exploring what they offer the community, and gleaning information that can help me be a better homeschooler. Even better, today I received encouragement from several people who were there promoting their schools – not to join their schools even. Several encouraged me in homeschooling. Encouraged me that I can keep doing this. This is what I love about Main Line Parent School Expos. From the private school expo to the early childhood education expo, every one is ready and eager to tell you what is so amazing about their school, even their 2nd grade students. (Did you know snails live in water but breathe air and lay eggs?) While they are eager to tell you about their school, they don’t pressure you to sign up on the spot. They talk about their school and programs but they also listen to where you are at and what you need.
There are all girls schools, like Agnes Irwin and Baldwin School; Montessori Schools such as The Walden School; Waldorf Schools, like Kimberton Waldorf; and enrichment classes such as Spark Park and Riverbend Environmental Education Center. There is such a wealth of choices and options for any parent, any type of schooling, and any age student. You simply need to learn more by checking out the Main Line Parent Early Childhood Education Fair.
Not looking for a preschool but need childcare? Stop by and check out the Urban Sitter Milk and Cookies Mingle. They have fun things happening for the kids and you can meet and greet with sitters and nannies from the area. I have spoken with a few sitters through them and am very happy with the potential sitters I interviewed.
Disappointed you missed out? There is another Main Line Early Childhood Education Fair happening today, January 27, in Wynnewood. I highly recommend you check it out.
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Main Line Parent. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.