It’s 11:30am on a Tuesday, and do you want to know where I am?
Here’s a hint:
I’M AT A RESTAURANT. With my husband. And no children.
And it’s all thanks to lunch bunch, the after-school lunch program at Jack Henry’s preschool.
For an extra $30 a month, he gets to stay one day a week after preschool and have lunch and extra playtime with the other kids who stay the additional hour and 45 minutes. If you do the math, $5/hour is some pretty darn cheap
childcare educational fun for my littlest boy.
Me getting an extra six hours a month isn’t the impetus for us deciding to have him do lunch bunch once a week, though. Our school district has gone to full-day kindergarten (hold me), so next year, Jack Henry will jump straight into everyday, all-day school without the grace year of half-day kindergarten that his brothers had. I wanted him to have the experience of staying longer at school, so we have something to build on for next year, but I didn’t want him gone all day (hence the need to move him to a new preschool this year).
So lunch bunch is the perfect, economical choice. He was SO excited to head to school today with his lunch box in hand!