Shortage of Elite Preschools for Upper Class Children a 'Crisis Situation'

Posted: Jun. 25th, 2013  |  By DailyLuxe News

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While learning all 26 letters of the alphabet and how to print their name remain on the things-to-learn list for most pre-school aged children, these nascent students are the offspring of the upper class and the culling process begins early.

Numerous upper-crust households in the U.S. with preschool-aged children are finding it more difficult than ever to get their children into the “right” preschools.

Rich folks are scurrying like squirrels to enroll their children in to elite preschools in order to keep their little darlings in the fast-application-approval lane of the most prestigious universities, The Daily Beast reports.

“Parents from Chicago or L.A. call me and say, ‘We’re going to come interview schools in New York.’ I tell them, ‘That isn’t the way it works here,’” Uhry says. “And foreign families from Russia and China in particular are buying condos so they can send their kids to the best local schools. But there are enough American kids to fill all the spots ten times over!”