My daughter's first pre-K experience was with 6 other children and 2 supervising adults. Calling them teachers would be a bit of a stretch, but it was intimate. Gigi attended for 6 weeks and I finally decided she needed better/more. She is in a New York state UPK now, with 16 other friends but she still misses Ella. I have told her that it's a small world and that it is possible for them to run into each other in the future. "You never know." That seems to be enough for my daughter.
Danielle, Nick, Gigi ('08) and William ('11)