I am having a dilemma: there is a preschool close to us that seems wonderful in every single way, but it is part of a church. It is open to non-church members, and one review I read said that the religious aspect was "not overbearing", but I am still nervous about it. It is a Montessori school, which is what I want, and of all the Montessori schools around, it is the ONLY one that we can even come close to affording. The guide and assistant are fantastic, and when I observed in the classroom, I felt really great about it. It's only now, after talking with a friend who said she would never send her kid to a religious school, that I am questioning.
Have any of you sent a child to a religious school when you weren't religious or of a different religion? Is there a way to explain things to my child to bridge the gap? A respectful way to make sense of what they are saying while also communicating to her that it is just one of many ways to interpret the world? When a child is 3 years old, is it really important for all the major adults in her life to share the same worldview?
I'd really appreciate any insight you have to offer!