I'm considering applying to grad school @ NMU this fall, which would mean living in Marquette a few days a week (since I can't do a 6 hour round trip commute more than once per week). Does anyone have opinions/info on the daycare/preschool options available in Marquette?
DD1 will be 5 in October, but I'd like to keep her in pre-k another year, so I'm looking for all day/afternoon preschool programs for her. Headstart isn't an option for us and I'm hesitant to do public school. I'd probably keep her in her current preschool in Ironwood one day per week and do 3 days of preschool in Marquette (and give the poor kid Fridays off).
DD2 will be 22 months when the school year starts, 24 months in October. I'd need to put her in a daycare center 4-12 hours per week.
I noticed that the YMCA appears to have the only program that is AYCE accredited? Do they have a preschool as well? (I couldn't tell from their website.) Any opinions/info on the Chocolay co-op preschool or the Discovery Hut? What about the Catholic school? She currently goes to a Catholic school in Ironwood and would have been doing Kindergarden there in 2013, but might need to do one in Marquette instead.
I'd also be using an evening babysitter at my apartment 1-2 nights per week since it looks like one or more night classes are unavoidable.
Also, any opinions on the family apartments on the NMU campus? Are they ok or would I be better off renting off-campus?
Thanks for any information :)