Kindergarten Tours Thus Far

The kindergarten search stats: 4 down, 14 to go (did I mention the crazy lady who looked at 19 schools? Not me!). There are so many ways to compare these schools, but let’s just focus on the snacks.

School One: self-guided tour with my own water and luna bar.

School Two: water bottles offered at the start; cookies and more water offered at the end.

School Three: coffee offered at the start.

School Four: water, coffee, mulled apple cider, and banana bread offered at the start and end of the tour.

Now, I’m not suggesting that a piece of banana bread puts a school on the top of the list, but it doesn’t hurt to help a busy mom remember a place.


  1. Susan says:

    This made me laugh out loud. Comparing snacks at the kindergarten open houses! Yeah, the spiced cider and banana bread is GOOD, but it COULD mean that this is a super pricey school that expects parents to put in mega hours volunteering. You KNOW that cider and bread was made by some mother.

    Beware of overzealous Parent Associations.

  2. Caroline says:

    Ah, good point, Susan! I’ll be on guard…