Do preschool directors want to know what parents hope to accomplish before they die?

Get their children into Dalton?

Sort of.

Right now many preschool directors are asking parents how they rank the private schools to which their children are applying to kindergarten, and to put those schools into metaphorical “buckets”.


Bucket 1.  Dalton, Brearley

Bucket 2.  Chapin, Manhattan Country School, Caedmon

Bucket 3.  Spence

Bucketing is no easy decision, because it’s the precursor to brokering.  Unsurprisingly, because this is kindergarten admission in Manhattan (or Brooklyn, or Riverdale), intricate strategy is involved.