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Old 02-19-2014, 06:25 PM
 
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Hey there!

I am looking to try to enroll my daughter into a pre-school program 3-5 half days a week and I am not really finding any programs that are not a "daycare". I really want something more academic based, but my daughter will only be 3 years old in the fall, which limits my options even further.

Does anyone know of any 3 year old pre-school programs that are not a daycare, and are geared more toward academics?

(preferably in the NW area)

Thanks so much!!
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:40 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Ma'm, with all due respect......shouldn't they have time to be children?
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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3-5 half days a week is not detracting from being a child...

Attending pre-school helps a child academically, socially, and emotionally.

OP: The only one I can think of on that side of town is University United Methodist Church on DeZavala. In fact, you're probably going to have more luck finding true preschool programs in a church based setting. Many utilize Christian themed curriculum, such as Abeka.
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Hey there!

I am looking to try to enroll my daughter into a pre-school program 3-5 half days a week and I am not really finding any programs that are not a "daycare". I really want something more academic based, but my daughter will only be 3 years old in the fall, which limits my options even further.

Does anyone know of any 3 year old pre-school programs that are not a daycare, and are geared more toward academics?

(preferably in the NW area)

Thanks so much!!
I don't know if you've heard of the Northwest Hills United Methodist's Mother's Day Out program, but it is fabulous! We had our daughter in at 2 years through 4, and it is a full day program (well, full day meaning 9-2). You can choose two days a week or three. There is usually a waiting list--you do need to contact them ASAP to find out when registration is open to non-members of the church--it's usually March sometime, and they recommend you get there as early as possible that day since it is first come, first served.

Three year olds begin to focus on more of the routine-based curriculum rather than strictly academics, but they do begin to learn numbers, letters, colors, etc--the 4 year old program is all about prepping for Kinder, but there is plenty of playtime and fun for both.

We absolutely loved it.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Define Northwest. For me M2F's suggestion is more far west then pobre's. That may help narrow down suggestions. I know both of those suggestions are very good options.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:26 PM
 
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I am located near 1604 and Bandera.

I realize she is young, but she is also very bright and really loves her "activities" we do together daily (that is what she calls her workbooks we do at home). She knows her numbers, colors, letters, can spell her name but I can only teach so much I feel. I also want her to socialize, and I know she lacks that being at home with me.

I will look into the churches, I did not think to look into that.

Thank you for all the suggestions!
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:11 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Define Northwest. For me M2F's suggestion is more far west then pobre's. That may help narrow down suggestions. I know both of those suggestions are very good options.
Yes, that's why they call it "Northwest Hills". Because it's far west. LOL. (kidding)
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Yes, that's why they call it "Northwest Hills". Because it's far west. LOL. (kidding)
Tomato tomato. Potato potato. It's all the same and no on wins. It helps me give good resources to know how people define the area they are looking.

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Old 02-20-2014, 08:12 AM
 
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My children attended Kids of the Kingdom behind Zion Lutheran Church at 1604/Braun. They offer a 2 days/week program for 3 yr olds and 3 days/week program for 4 yr olds. It was great and they were more than prepared for kinder. Highly recommended!
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:36 AM
 
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Northwest San Antonio is roughly everything north of Culebra and west of I-10.

Anything on or off of Tezel is in the Northwest side including GNW and Northwest Hills UMC.

Has the OP considered a Montessori school? Kids R Kids has preschool programs for 2-5 year olds. There are other Montessori based preschools in the Far and North Central sides of town.
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