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Old 10-19-2011, 02:33 PM
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We are moving to western springs. I have a 5 year old that will be attending John Laidlaw. I also have a 3 year old that I want to attend preschool. Does have anyone have any suggestions about school/programs. Also is there other classes or activities for children around this age. Thanks
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:02 PM
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Default 1st Presbyterian on Grand

My kids attended this school. We loved it!
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:24 PM
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The Montessori of Western Springs is excellent. The Directress, Miss Beth, has been there for like 20 years I want to say? Both of my kids went there and I cannot say enough about it. Simply awesome, but pretty pricey and difficult to get into. The kindergarten bus from Laidlaw also takes kids to the Rec. Center for afternoon kindergarten enrichment classes at the WS Montessori (a very nice option since we only have half day kindergarten here). Another preschool that LOTS of Laidlaw kids went to is Grand Ave Preschool. It's a very traditional type of preschool, but it's nice because they have a lot of different options to choose from and also do before and after care for gradeschoolers. Another popular option is 1st Congo (First Congregational Church of Western Springs). It's more of a social type of preschool, not so academic, but they have options for the littler guys too like MiniLib for kids not old enough for preschool. Those are the three main preschools in town. I would say that the vast majority of Laidlaw kids went to one of those three with Grand Ave being the most popular.

There are also Kaleidoscope classes at the rec center that are pretty popular with the kindergarteners. Those classes meet once/week.

Any other questions, just ask. I'm a Laidlaw mom too.
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:55 PM
Location: Georgetown, TX
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Grand Avenue is great. We were at the Highlands location, but I can't say enough good things about them.
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