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MinnesotaMommy2One 1 child; Minnesota 2492 posts
9th Jul '13

does community ed offer anything? have you checked any other churches? do you qualify for headstart or any programs like that? I can't believe it's so much there. around here most are 2 or 3 days a week for a few hours a day and like 100 something a month. we ended up having to put my daughter in one that's an all day preschool/daycare for 600 a month, but everything else is no where near that expensive for just a couple mornings a week.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 21469 posts
status 9th Jul '13
Quoting The Doctor:" Ours is 181/week, full time. But I have to have her in full time to work and it's still an absurd amount-- ... [snip!] ... amount-- are there any free preschools in your area, even if they're by lottery? Or more reasonable like, half day programs?"


Our public prek is free and by lottery but he's not old enough this year. The preschools I've looked at have a 2 or 3 days option but no half day options. I'm still looking around though. These full time ones that I'm complaining about are still cheaper than yours, lol, sorry!

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
9th Jul '13

I was calling around yesterday for my son. Because he will be school aged this year, hes not allowed to go to head start. Because we dont live in the city he cant go to the free pre school in town. I can pay $37.50/day to send him to a private pre school or keep him home with me. If he had been boen 6 days later none of this would be an issue

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
9th Jul '13

Is this a threes prek? Where I work its $40/ week. 4 days 3 hrs.

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
9th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Colt's mommy:</b>" How was it free? If you had no choice but to pay or not put him in, would you do learning at home then? ... [snip!] ... at home then? Learning at home is apparently not an option, and LO has had less and less regular contact with other kids."</blockquote>



Public school is free here. He only went because he got free speech therapy out of it which he needed at the time. Had he not needed the speech therapy he wouldnt of gone to preschool but he also goes to daycare so its a different situation. If I was a sahm I would of kept him home.

Sarah & JT 2 kids; Bellevue, NE, United States 2582 posts
9th Jul '13

I was paying $545 a month for 3 full days (8am-2:30pm) a week when we lived in VA. I live in NE now and to get the same type of schedule I'm looking at around $400 a month

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59690 posts
status 9th Jul '13
Quoting Colt's mommy:" Our public prek is free and by lottery but he's not old enough this year. The preschools I've looked ... [snip!] ... I'm still looking around though. These full time ones that I'm complaining about are still cheaper than yours, lol, sorry!"


I gotcha. Our pre-k is by lottery, too, but since she went to preschool there she's guaranteed a spot in September for pre-k (thankfully) but it's only half day pre-k.



And yeah, NY is absurd with everything, I'm not surprised it's more. :( haha

la_mas_hermosa Due July 22; 17 kids; Minneapolis, Minnesota 6095 posts
9th Jul '13

$110/month. That's for two days a week, two hours per day

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 21469 posts
status 9th Jul '13
Quoting lolajessup:" Is this a threes prek? Where I work its $40/ week. 4 days 3 hrs."


Yes, 3. I'm having a hard time even finding anything that's not full day. I don't mind the full day at all though.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
9th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Colt's mommy:</b>" Yes, 3. I'm having a hard time even finding anything that's not full day. I don't mind the full day at all though. "</blockquote>




That's strange that they have all FD 3s prek. That's a long time for those lil ones.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 21469 posts
status 9th Jul '13
Quoting :*:CHRiSTiNe:*::" <blockquote><b>Quoting Colt's mommy:</b>" How was it free? If you had no choice but ... [snip!] ... of gone to preschool but he also goes to daycare so its a different situation. If I was a sahm I would of kept him home."


I bet my kid you qualify for speech therapy and possibly head start because he had a traumatic birth and was in the NICU for over a week. But I haven't looked in to it and I am worried that it's a long process that I should have started last year...

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 21469 posts
status 9th Jul '13

omg, I want this one!! He would love it! He was pretending he was a conductor the other day and told DH to take care of the low notes and me to do the high notes, then he conducted a made up song, haha. I'm going to call them in a few and see what's up! It's the closest one to our house too!
http://www.cochranmusicpreschool.com/home.html

la_mas_hermosa Due July 22; 17 kids; Minneapolis, Minnesota 6095 posts
9th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Colt's mommy:</b>" I bet my kid you qualify for speech therapy and possibly head start because he had a traumatic birth ... [snip!] ... over a week. But I haven't looked in to it and I am worried that it's a long process that I should have started last year..."</blockquote>




My youngest gets services due to hearing loss/speech delay, and EEK was it a LOOOONG process to get him qualified

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 21469 posts
status 9th Jul '13
Quoting la_mas_hermosa:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Colt's mommy:</b>" I bet my kid you qualify for speech therapy ... [snip!] ... My youngest gets services due to hearing loss/speech delay, and EEK was it a LOOOONG process to get him qualified"


That's what I'm afraid of. I mean, he could more than likely qualify, but I haven't looked in to it because I know he doesn't really need it. He probably could use some speech therapy but DH and I feel like it's not much of an issue at the point.

eta: he's had two brain MRI's and ekg's and his hearing tested all before one. They were all fine except the MRI's show spots on his brain. No issues from it though, that we can tell.

thechelseamonster 2 kids; Colorado 29568 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting Colt's mommy:" That's what I'm afraid of. I mean, he could more than likely qualify, but I haven't looked in to it ... [snip!] ... tested all before one. They were all fine except the MRI's show spots on his brain. No issues from it though, that we can tell."

The process here is pretty lengthy. Your first step would be finding a program called Child Find (That's what it is here, and I googled for oaklahoma and it seems to go by the same name if that's your real location.) They would evaluate him and then if he qualifies for services, you'd have a half day program. But it can take awhile for an eval to be scheduled, especially this close to when school is starting.