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.
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