I am happy to announce, that the much discussed topic of a pre-school for my son has finally found itself a solution. I finalised on Taska Jaunty Montessori, along Jalan Ara. http://www.montessori.edu.my/
This is not 'the perfect' one, but it did fulfill a lot of the criteria that i had laid down. A major issue still haunting us is transportation. At times I wonder if I did the right thing by starting school without a proper transportation, although for the time being good old uncle Sebastien is taking us to & fro, but I know in the long run it will be too expensive & tiring for me as well as I dare not send Aadi alone in a taxi!! OK never mind, something will work out!!
Today we woke up real early (now 6 am is real early!!) I frantically made lunches, breakfasts, milk, tea the works....we woke Aadi at 7, as we had to leave by 8:30 to be in time for the 9 o clock school. All things worked out well, Aadi also did his 'big job' at home, although I was slightly worried if he will as his sleep pattern was changed. We set off as soon as uncle let us know he was down. So after a hurried prayer at the alter we were off. Upon reaching school, Aadi strayed off while I went to see the Principal Ms. Kim, payed off the fees etc. Later I stayed on the full time with Aadi, staying around him, giving him instructions & telling him how he has to come on his own & that Mumma will not be there tomorrow etc. I also made him familiar to the things there, I feel it will help him to trust the teachers & the entire environment better if I talk to him about it all our way. Today he had some Montessori time, followed by Bahasa class, then was play & snack time. After that again it was time for Circle Time. Aadi liked the school generally, & was exploring it fully. Although he did not eat his snack, he is not that used to eating on his own, although since the past 2 months he has become independent with things like cheese, bread, cake etc. But today in school he was reluctant to eat, so I fed him & also explained to him that if he did not eat on his own he will go hungry!!
School ended with Aadi feeling exhausted, he fell asleep on the way back home, but woke up as soon as I put him on the bed to sleep!! in a way it was good as he could then have his lunch on time. I feel we both had a good time at school. I just hope that he settles down without me around. The school duration is 3.5 hours & he was used to only 2 hours so he has to get used to that as well. I can only wish for the best for him & at the end of the day I want him to be happy.
Love u Aada, All the best !!