My 3 year old DD just completed a summer program at a college-run preschool. She loves it there, but the the teacher mentioned that we would definitely want to try something less structured, especially since they didn't go outdoors that often in the winter (which is her favorite activity). DD is very energetic and loves playing with the other children, but has some trouble sitting still long enough for things like singalong and story time and unfortunately, the child to staff ratio is 3 kids per teacher and I can't expect them to chase her around all day. They just don't have enough teachers (or space) to handle a kid who wants to run around all the time, so I'm looking for some other options around the North Shore; Lynn, if possible. My main goal for my daughter is that she gets to play with other chidren and that I can drop her off for a few hours so that I can pick up an extra shift or two at work.
If anyone knows of a good home daycare provider or a more free-range preschool, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!