Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Would you pay $41,650.00 for your child to attend preschool?

Build your child's future, how you feel it should be.
The Avenues private school in Manhattan charges their parents a jaw-dropping $41,650.00 per year. Students have a rooftop playground, begin learning a second language and celebrate holidays from all over the world.

Based on the article, New York City “has been known for its alarmingly expensive and extremely competitive preschools.” Because of this, New York City is helping middle class families invest in their children’s education by providing them with a Loan called the “Middle Class Child Care Loan Initiative.
To qualify for the program, applicants must make $80,000-$200,000 a year.  And they can borrow up to $11,000 for children age 2-4.

I cannot say whether this is a good idea or not, because education in any aspect is important. If a parent feels that their child will receive a better education by paying for it, and they take in to consideration their future educational expenses as well. I don’t really see the problem.

Most people would think that it is a lot of money to pay for a 2- 5 year olds education. But, if it gives the student a good Early Childhood experience, how can that be too much? Why is it so important to put a price on education? We either want our children to be successful or we don't. I'm not saying you have to pay $41,000.00 to do that. I'm simply saying that if it's important to the parents it is important, and how can we put a price on that. One must understand that if a parent feels like paying $41,650.00 per year to educate their children is a good investment then who are we to say whether it is too much?

Education is important to different people in different ways. Some parents will pay an extreme amount of money to educate their children while others will not.

My take on this is; some parents spend a tremendous amount of money on their children’s hair and clothing, but won't take the time out of their schedules to help them with their homework. So if a parent wants to invest in their child’s education at a young age and secure their future success, I say go for it, as with any investment, just be smart about it.

Ms. Darla <3

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