Montessori school at 2 or 3?
We have an opportunity to send our son to a nice Montessori program when he turns 2. We could also send him to a not as nice play-based school at 2, and have him enter Montessori at 3. He's currently home w/ the nanny. The tradeoffs are: - Cost (Montessori is about 40% more expensive than the play-based school) - Convenience (the Montessori school is a bit further from our home. we're also soon expecting another child soon so have pick up/drop off logistics to consider) - Risk of losing our spot - if we don't take the Montessori spot now I'm worried we don't be able to get in next year or find another program -Transition - do I really want to transition him again in the next year? Part of me likes the "set it and forget it" option of enrolling in Montessori now, even if it means a higher cost. What would you do?