Hello again - reality is starting to settle in and I'm thinking long and hard about sending my daughter in January (open slot in 3-5 and she'll be 2y9mo). One thing that has come up in some readings is that Montessori classrooms are geared such that the typical child can finish all material in 3 years. That's great - now I'm starting to wonder - if I sent Lindsey in January of this year, what happens at the end of her 5yo year. If she starts getting bored with "been there, done that" - will a good Montessori teacher find other things for her to do? And what type of material? Is there anything I can do to help promote a good outcome. At the end of the story, my goal is that my little one be the best person she can be - whatever that is. No matter what, I'll love her.
We have an assessment next week - I would love suggestions on discussing the pros and cons of enrolling a child early. My take - she's do great, but what about 3 years down the road and everything is old hat. The admissions director is going to assign a top notch teacher to do the assessment, but I'd like to be prepared to ask some good relevant questions about the pros and cons of early admission.