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Old 03-22-2010, 03:18 PM
 
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Thanks for the input. Will try to respond to two posts in one reply.

Other than some online research, we didn't look closely at ESD. A little bigger and more expensive than we were looking for. Heard some mixed reviews on it, but overall seems like a great school.

Live in Old East Dallas and have heard great things about The Learning Tree. But, we didn't find out about it until too late in the application process. No website - seems like a word of mouth kind of place. From what I understand, Learning Tree and Children's Center are well thought of in East Dallas and feed into Lakehill, St. John's, etc. Toured the Science School and loved the concept of a science-based curriculum with access to the museums.

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Old 03-22-2010, 05:09 PM
 
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Do any of the preschools on your list have space? Have you submitted an application yet?

This is another good preschool:
Northaven Co-operative PreSchool
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:30 PM
 
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Thanks for the input. Will try to respond to two posts in one reply.

Other than some online research, we didn't look closely at ESD. A little bigger and more expensive than we were looking for. Heard some mixed reviews on it, but overall seems like a great school.
If for $$ reasons, definitely understand...it is a lot of money for early childhood (though not much different than Lamplighter, which was on your list). But we heard mixed reviews also before thoroughly evaluating it. We liked it a lot for the lower school. Very clean, bright, inviting environment. Top notch facilities. Very experienced teachers. Kids seemed very happy. Great enrichment, etc. It was is the upper school we have questions about. If you get the chance to tour ESD, I would do it. The admissions director there for the lower school is great.
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:44 PM
 
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pepper131: Yes. Past the application stage and into selection process. Luckily, have spots at all except da Vinci. Been on the wait list there for 2+ years with no success. They are opening two new 3-year old classes in the fall, though.

jtrichel: Thanks for the info on ESD. You're right, it is comparable in price to Lamplighter. But, while we heard differing opinions on ESD, we heard no mixed reviews on Lamplighter - all were great. Deadline there is March 26, so we'll be making a final decision very soon.

Thanks again.
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:21 PM
 
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Thanks to all for your input. All are great schools.

As a follow up: Although there is very little buzz about it on these forums (or anywhere else online for that matter), we decided on Meadowbrook. Small school, great teachers, relatively convenient to our home and work, seems to have a great reputation and track record for future placement, and we got a very good feeling on our visit and tour.

Thanks again for the information.
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:54 PM
 
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Congratulations, it's a tough choice, there are a lot of good ones out there!
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