All's fair in love and preschool admissions

Preschool admissions - they're the worst. Yeah, there's elementary school, middle, oh yeah, high school and, the big one, college admissions. They're all bad, but preschool is the worst. Why? Because you're still young and naive - not jaded and beaten down like you will be by the time the others come around. Interviews for 2 year olds? First choice letters? Trying to figure out if there really is such a thing as a "feeder" school? Wouldn't it be great if all the preschools all just lined up and offered themselves to you, and you could just pluck the one you liked the best? Well, keep dreaming, that ain't gonna happen, but the next best thing is the Downtown Preschool Fair. At this annual event the owners or heads of just about every school below Canal Street will be present to answer questions and give information, so you can make your decision based on solid facts - like which director has the best haircut - rather than that vicious playground rumor mill. Downtown Preschool Fair Wednesday, January 31 - 7:00-8:30pm at Stuyvesant High School (just to get you freaked out about high school while you're at it.) (Thanks, MB)