We went to the parent/tot class last fall with Miss Caroline and enjoyed it. We're going to the playgroup now, the 'prerequisite' is the parent/tot class. It was really neat to see the difference in group dynamics from start to finish as the kids got to know each other & the routines.
Sometimes Noah asks for a candle during dinner and to 'sing song snack' since we sing a before snack, he's started to do the hand motions with it, too.
At this point I think we'll be sticking with Aurora until Kindergarten, then the options are so overwhelming! I REALLY like that Suzy started the playgroup so when Noah's old enough for the pre-K he'll know some of the kids already and I'll know some of the parents. I think it's great to have the opportunity for his first 'away from Mama & Papa' group experience can be with kids and in an environment that he knows.