I just made 5 phone calls to some local preschools. I only liked two of the schools from what I heard about them. 1 made them wear uniforms which is typical of the public school system here, but it's not a public school, the other two were full day care centers and while I'm not opposed to being away from Kathleen that long Samantha might be. The two I liked are half days schools, one has a full day option that they told me about. Both are church affiliated (Methodist and Baptist). And they are worlds apart in cost.
First Methodist Preschool runs from 8:30 to 11:30 for $180 a month and First Baptist Church Day Care Center runs from 8 to 11:30 for $250 a month. I like the First Baptist one better from the enthusiasm the woman who answered the phone had about it.
The problem being we really can't afford either of them. I really wish we had a public preschool. There is only so much I can work on with Kathleen. She can't start Kindergarten this September because of her age. And she isn't quite ready for it. Half a day school would be great for her right now. Learn and then come home and play with Sissy.
Hopefully we'll be able to work something out. I can't rely on my freelancing to do the job as I don't make the same each week, and can't guarantee I'll make enough that we won't struggle with the rest of the bills. So we'll wait and see I guess.