Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Julia Goes to School
Today we took Julia to River School, where she will be going for childcare starting in mid-September. The school is located just a few blocks away from John and Nancy's house. There will be 12 children in Julia's "Tiny Tigers" consortium, which starts in September. After one year, they graduate to the next level. During the transition session we attended, the children had "circle time" where they sit on the floor with their teachers and sing songs, clap hands, and other activities. The other children were very welcoming to Julia, bringing her toys to play with. She sat there quietly, playing with toys and watching all the activity. They also have some soft climbing toys to help the children with large motor skills. They said most days they take the children for walks (in multiplex strollers) twice a day. I think Julia is really going to enjoy being with all the children. The staff to child ratio in the "Tiny Tigers" section is 1 to 3.