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A Preschool for Grown-Ups


(Photo: Michelle Joni)

When we were in preschool, we were in an enchanted paradise and we didn’t even know it. It was a simple, joyful life back then: finger painting, crayons, Play-Doh, crafts, storytime, snacktime, and naptime. You can experience it again at Preschool Mastermind, a preschool for adults in New York City. It’s a project founded by Michelle Joni, who is pictured above. ABC News reports:

"I realized all the implications of what we learn in preschool," said founder Michelle Joni, who said she went to school for childhood education and always wanted to be a preschool teacher. "People come here and get in touch with their inner child. It's magical."

"One person's here because they want to learn not to be so serious," she said. "Another's here to learn to be more confident." But some are there just to have fun. […]

Next week there's a field trip. Then the last week of class is "parent day" when the students bring two adults of their choice to class. One woman is actually bringing her parents.

-via Jim Treacher


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My three kids went to pre-school - their teacher told me that the goal was not to teach them to read or anything academic like that, but to teach them to listen and to get along with others. I think they mostly had fun at class :)
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I never had the opportunity to go to preschool, or kindergarten. When my kids went, I realized that preschool is mainly to teach kids to enjoy school. What a wonderful way to start your education!
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Have kids - then you'll get to do all the finger-painting and Lego you want. It's great - I can't imagine why anyone would have kids, then not join in and play.
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I bet those are all people without kids. Maybe in a world where people are having children later and later we'll see adults engaging in childlike behavior. Cartoons, video games, inane humor and jokes...
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