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Old 05-31-2006, 12:59 PM   #1
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at what age do kids normally start preschool? just wondering. my dd will be 2 in August, and if they start at the age of 3 I'm going to have to start looking around from time to time at the preschools.

ETA: where do I even find pre-schools for my dd?

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In my city, we went to mommy and me class for 2 yr old. Then last year, a 3 yr old program. This year, she went to a private pre school. I'm so glad she's starting K this fall. We're broke! LOL
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deleting my inflammatory responses. Hugs and apologies to all I've offended.

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The required age for most preschools is 3. But. of course, preschool is not mandatory, you don't have to put your dc in preschool. We homeschool, so we don't do preschool at all. Often, I think it does more harm than good.
why would it do more harm than good? I was homeschooled as a child (5th-8th grade) and I won't be homeschooling my kids.
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Here the age is 3 to start young preschool and 4 for regular preschool. I am looking into them as dd will be 4 at the end of summer and I amazed at the cost. The cheapest I could find (co-op) is $100 a month and average seems to be $150/$175 a month and the "higher end" ones are $225/$250 a month. This is for 2, 3 hour session a week.
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Oh, I guess that means you had a bad homeschooling experience. I'm sorry. I'm not trying to pressure you, I just wanted to put in my opinion on the matter. I just think kids learn a lot of their bad habits in preschool, like teasing, leaving each other out, hitting, name calling, etc.

I think kids benefit the most when their greatest influence is their parents and siblings. Just my

No, I didn't have a bad homeschooling experience at all!! I just want my kids to be able to have a "normal" life going to school and making friends and what not. That's just me though!! Each to their own!!
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Um, OK just one more thing and then I'll stop posting becaues I don't want to hijack your thread. But my kids do have a normal life, and they do interact with other kids. Just because they don't go to school doesn't make them weird or abnormal, and I take offense to that insinuation.
But like I said, I will stop now.
You have already hijacked her thread?! She asked a simple question and did not need someones opinion or someone to jump in and give their opinion on preschool... she wanted to know WHEN IT STARTED! If she wanted to know more, she would have asked what is your take on preschool...then your posts would have been appropriate. You don't HAVE to give your opinion on every single thing, and you dont' have to keep pushing your opinion on every single issue. It makes people not want to post and feel bad for asking a simple question.
It's ironic that you take offense to her "insinuation"... I know she takes great offense to you insinuating preschool is bad.
Also as a former homeschooled kid, she has every right to say what she thinks about homeschoolers...she was one... they aren't "insinuations" they are experiences.
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