It's Catholic School's Week! My kids are excited for the fun activities planned at their wonderful Catholic Schools, mostly the dress down days :) Phil and I are huge supporters of Catholic Education, as we literally work in it to be able to provide it for our kids. We'll always be poor, but our kids will be well-educated. We think Catholic schooling is so important at every age. As parents, we understand that no matter where we send our children to school, we are their primary educators. If the school is teaching them something that goes against our beliefs or values, we are there to guide our kids back on the right path. But by putting them in a good Catholic school, we don't even need to worry about this - everyone is on the same page. The goal is to educate our children to get them to Heaven.
Deciding where to send your sweet toddler to preschool can be an excruciating choice. You want them to be loved and cared for and taught in the same manner that you would teach them. You want a teacher who scoops them up and gives them a hug instead of worrying about bureaucracy and the rules about touching a child. When I worked in a daycare in college, we weren't allowed to hug the little children. It was so sad and I broke the rule daily. They're sweet little kids who need to feel safe and loved! Their little minds are being formed, and these years are the best for getting in great theology lessons with simple songs, prayer time, stories, etc. The preschool kids love their faith (become like little children!) and eat it up with a spoon. My preschoolers sing songs to Our Lady under their breath as they color a picture of a Cross. They're going to be singing, they're going to be coloring, they're going to be read to....why not make it faith based?