Abi's is 3 hours a day, 2 days a week, and $170. This is more than I'd normally be willing to pay, but it's a high quality program for bright/gifted kids. She fits right in. They believe in hands-on learning, they are learning Spanish, music, art, they have about 45 min. of free play time, and lots more stuff. Last week they were studying pond life and the teacher brought in live tadpoles so they can watch them grow into frogs!
Next year it's 3 days a week because she'll be older, and it will be $230/month. If she likes the school and we continue the charter program it will be free K-6 grades.
My only big complaint is that because they are a grade school they have three 2-week intersessions for holidays. And I still have to pay the same amt. of money those months that they have intersessions. Summers are off, too. I'll probably enroll dd in YMCA summer camp or something. She loves to be around other kids and would be climbing the walls at home.
7yo: "Mom,I know which man is on a quarter and which on is on a nickel. They both have ponytails, but one man has a collar and the other man is naked. The naked man was our first president."