Marni Fogelson-Teel, 03/23/12
My son is a over a year away from kindergarten, and my daughter is a just over a year old, but I'm already paranoid about finding the “right” school for those formative years of education, especially since I'd like to send my kids to a school that's in line with my green lifestyle. And before you think I’m crazy, consider the fact that for many private schools in my area, it's practically essential for kids to attend pre-K at the school to ensure a spot for grade school. As for the neighborhood public school? Parents have to camp out for over 24 hours beforehand (in frigid Philadelphia January weather) to try to ensure that their kids have a spot for kindergarten. So all of this had me thinking - I've got to figure this out sooner than later. And what did I find? Schools are lacking in environmental education and teaching kids about nature.