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new to oboro mommy

Toledo, OH

#1 Dec 23, 2013
I am wondering which preschools to look into and which to avoid in the owensboro area?

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#2 Dec 23, 2013
new to oboro mommy wrote:
I am wondering which preschools to look into and which to avoid in the owensboro area?
Cathedral! They are awesome!
parent

Owensboro, KY

#3 Dec 23, 2013
The YMCA has a great program!
mommy

Owensboro, KY

#4 Dec 23, 2013
Hagar preschool. Only one that is an actual school and not just a daycare calling it preschool. Hagar teachers have degrees in teaching. My 4 kids have been thru Hagar and loved it!
New to oboro mommy

Toledo, OH

#5 Dec 24, 2013
Hagar is a Daviess county public school correct? I don't live in Daviess county- but i work in oboro. I found the Methodist, the catholic, the Montessori, and someone has told me about one more that was pretty expensive - I can't remember the name of that one. I've not visited any yet, just wanted to get some opinions first.
mommy

Owensboro, KY

#6 Dec 24, 2013
Hagar is city schools
I know

Owensboro, KY

#7 Dec 24, 2013
Hastings is by far the best pre-school in town.
anastasia

Owensboro, KY

#8 Dec 24, 2013
I absolutely disagree with Hastings!! It will cost you an arm and a leg and the teachers do not hold current teaching certificates! Their teachers are not recognized as "teachers" by the state of Kentucky. No offense, but why am I paying $4000 for a bunch of older ladies with no credentials?! I'd pick any preschool program run by dcps. Highland is fantastic!
I know

Owensboro, KY

#9 Dec 24, 2013
Well, you can look at the success rate and find out that Hasting students perform better. I guess it just comes down to results, which should be your biggest concern.
Try

Owensboro, KY

#10 Dec 24, 2013
Settle Memorial was great, and cheaper than DCPS unless your child has a learning disability which could get you into DCPS for free.
anastasia

Owensboro, KY

#11 Dec 24, 2013
I know wrote:
Well, you can look at the success rate and find out that Hasting students perform better. I guess it just comes down to results, which should be your biggest concern.
Where exactly did you see those success rates? Where did you see a comparison of how children who attended Hastings performed against children who attended county schools, children who attended city schools, and children who didn't attend pre-k? I can guarantee you I will not be paying a school $4000 a semester for my child to attend when their tea hers aren't properly educated. And I find it VERY hard to believe that those children would learn more than a child whose teacher is holding a bachelors or masters degree in education.
Former Parent

Owensboro, KY

#12 Dec 25, 2013
MMA (Maximilian Montessori Academy) was a great experience for our kids. Amazing what they learned at such a young age.
sandy

Englewood, OH

#13 Dec 25, 2013
Former Parent wrote:
MMA (Maximilian Montessori Academy) was a great experience for our kids. Amazing what they learned at such a young age.
Curious about mma, I've heard the rates vary. But can you give me an approximate tuition rate?
brenda

Owensboro, KY

#14 Dec 25, 2013
When I called MMA, they quoted me at about $415 a month and that was if I didn't need to pay $75 extra a month to drop my child off early or pick her up late. Their hours were 8:30-2:30
I know

Owensboro, KY

#15 Dec 25, 2013
When you inquire about pre-schools, just ask for the success rate of the children that went there all the way through high school. They will all provide them. And this teacher certification assertion is a lie. You can ask for the same info from elementary, middle, and high schools. You also know the schools are ranked, right? Some are recognized nationally. Should have researched better I suppose. Sometimes, younger exactly what you pay for.
amused

United States

#16 Dec 25, 2013
I know wrote:
When you inquire about pre-schools, just ask for the success rate of the children that went there all the way through high school. They will all provide them. And this teacher certification assertion is a lie. You can ask for the same info from elementary, middle, and high schools. You also know the schools are ranked, right? Some are recognized nationally. Should have researched better I suppose. Sometimes, younger exactly what you pay for.
In a perfect world that information would be available. Unfortunately early childhood education has not been that important to our higher ups but for only a handful of years. That information simply is not out there, for preschool anyway.

My best advice for a parent who is considering various preschools is to make a list, call and get information, and then visit the ones that fit your family's particular situation. Several of the tuition programs are wonderful programs, as are some of your income based programs. Not every program is right for every family. Do your research and find what's best for you. Good luck!
Just me

Owensboro, KY

#17 Dec 25, 2013
my son went to Hastings and they teachers were all former/ retired teachers, and as far as I know you don't have to recertify as a teacher. once you have a teacher certificate in the state of Kentucky, you have that certificate. plus preschool teachers don't even have to have any certification. I'm not sure if Hastings was any better than any other preschool, but at least tell the truth.
amused

United States

#18 Dec 25, 2013
Just me wrote:
my son went to Hastings and they teachers were all former/ retired teachers, and as far as I know you don't have to recertify as a teacher. once you have a teacher certificate in the state of Kentucky, you have that certificate. plus preschool teachers don't even have to have any certification. I'm not sure if Hastings was any better than any other preschool, but at least tell the truth.

Preschool teachers who are employed by school districts must have their teaching certification and then follow up with a masters degree just like any other certified teacher.
mistaken

Owensboro, KY

#19 Dec 25, 2013
amused wrote:
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Preschool teachers who are employed by school districts must have their teaching certification and then follow up with a masters degree just like any other certified teacher.
http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/kar/704/003/420.ht...

I don't think that's what that says.
jay

Indianapolis, IN

#20 Dec 25, 2013
My daughter attends headstart. Love it.

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