Ginnette - posted on 11/04/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )
I recognize that this is a vast debate and I have read several articles regarding the matter (public vs private). I know that obviously the ratio and quality in a private school is supposed to be better although it really all boils down to the teacher and how you follow up at home. Currently, my child is 6 ms but at 1 year old I wanted to place him into a Reggio Emilio private school. I have toured the school and love it, but I sometimes question whether or not putting a 1 yr old in private school is worth it considering that it seems as though they would do the same in a 1 yr old class in daycare where the classes are also relatively small (6 or so children)- it is also much cheaper obviously. I recognize that the philosophy of a Reggio Emilio school is much like Montessori so the practices are different than at a daycare but in all reality- at one year old they are playing freely in a daycare setting the same way Montessori and Reggio allow children to explore and play freely. Can anyone give me some insight or opinion on the matter? Thank you all in advance!