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Posted on: Thu, 08/02/2007 - 1:07am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Yes-- I agree. If they can't even tell you what activities your son spent his day at, or what areas you might "reinforce" at home....
Hmmmm. Wonder if this is because there isn't very much supervision? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img]
That seems like a red flag of sorts-- might be time to observe for a morning, if they'll allow it.

Posted on: Thu, 08/02/2007 - 3:55am
Sarahb's picture
Joined: 01/22/2007 - 09:00

I'm kind of giggling reading your post since we both went from BHFS to Montessori. At Bright Horizons you get the daily report...with all that went in and out - when and how much....and what they did, etc. Although many times I think those reports were fudged! But anyway...it's a big adjustment. I felt a sense of loss by not getting a daily log of what he did. But that's the way that they do it...and it has worked very well for my son. I have found that the kids really DO "work" on something all the time...there is nothing else to do. At first DS did mostly practical life stuff...the buttons and zippers. Anyway....he is thriving and we got used to the reduction of information. But we would ask...what area did DS work on today? And I have found that there twice yearly reports are worth more than 100 poop reports from BHFS!
Hey...we are going to be in your area on Sat....I'll email you.

Posted on: Thu, 08/02/2007 - 10:43am
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Joined: 02/01/2007 - 09:00

I think Montessori's tend to use a lot of food and they also like children to eat when they like and serve themselves. This doesn't necessarily lend itself to the strict cleaning methods food allergic children need. I had several Montessori's refuse to admit my son and one say they would but didn't know how they would keep DS safe given all the food involved. I don't know if anyone brought this topic up yet but I thought I would post in case.


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