Jared went to school today!! It's a preschool class put on by the Chandler Parks & Rec. The class is called "Apples to Zebras." Right now he is in a class that meets 3 days a week, 2 hours each day, and for 3 weeks. Today was the first day. Jared did great! No crying or clinging to Mom. In fact, he jumped right in to the class, sitting down and playing. I had to ask him for hugs and kisses when leaving - ha! :) Come fall, we'll enroll him for the same preschool for 2 days a week, 2 hours each day for 3 months (or for a semester's worth). There are about 17 kids in a class and 2 teachers. They also have an "advanced" class for 4-year-olds. We might check in to that for next year.
He loved it today! He said he met some new friends to play with. I asked him what his friends' names were and he said "kids!" Ha! He reviewed and read his ABCs, he had a snack, made a craft and just had fun. It looks like a great preschool class. Here is a description of the class:
This class offers activities that children enjoy most: art, crafts, games, songs, story telling and much more. This program gives children the opportunity to grow and develop, both socially and educationally, in a structured classroom enviroment. Apples to zebras will prepare them for the next phase of their educational progression.
The one thing Jared was looking foward to today was driving a school bus to school. Sadly, no school bus ride for him :( The school is right across the street from us (about 2 minutes away) and they don't provide buses anyways. Hey, maybe we could've had Grandpa Carlson drive Jared to school today ;)
Awe, our baby is going to school already :) !! More pictures of Jared and his preschool at our website (under "Jared" and "Three-Years-Old").