I hope you enjoyed that little end of summer poetry interlude. I’ll be getting back to blogging about our vacation soon, but we’ve been busy with another issue in the Viertel household. Harry has just started his second year at the Kids Klub Preschool in Lynnwood, WA, and he loves it. It’s an excellent program with fantastic teachers, and since it’s a city program and therefore not for profit, it is affordable.
Well, it’s no secret that government budgets are tight this year, but we were under the impression that the program is funded for the duration of the school year. When they didn’t run a 3-4 year-old class this year, we became concerned that the program might not be available for Annie next year. We never thought that we would be facing the prospect of the program being eliminated after December. Such a cut would leave Harry and 39 other four year-olds having to find quality programs at an affordable price in a workable location in the middle of the year. That’s a lot of mid-year openings to find.
Needless to say, this budget is not a done deal and we’ve been busy, well…busier, in the last week doing research and communicating with other parents to make an organized attempt to show up at Monday’s Lynnwood City Council meeting to show our support for saving our kids preschool.
Of course, if you happen to have any experience or know any resources that could be useful, please sound off in the comments. Otherwise, keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
Naturally, I’ll keep you posted and I will soon resume my regular blogging.