Any thoughts on one pedagogy vs. the other at the preschool level ?
Understand that a lot depends your child’s personality AND on the quality of the school/teachers (i.e. a mediocre preschool no matter what the pedagogy will be less desirable). Also understand that different schools use the term Montessori differently - some are true Montessori preschools (e.g. REDS) while others are “inspired” (WSMS?) and some others like Washington Market implement elements of it in the curriculum.
We have applied to both Montessori and play-based schools for September and understand the differences between both approaches. However given we haven’t actually visited any of the schools in-person because of Covid we are trying to learn more through parents‘ experiences (videos on the school websites all look great).
Thanks for sharing any perspectives !