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Old 01-29-2010, 06:57 PM   #11
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As a Pre-K Teacher: 3-4 is Preschool. 4-5 is Pre-K. 5-6 in Kindergarten.

My DD goes to Toddlers, at the Center where I work (and am at right now), and she learns & takes in so much. Yes, she does from me too - but some things she really got from being with children 6-7 mos older than her.

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3-4 year olds.

My girls have all done a preschool program when they were 2 and they were in the 2's class. Lily is 3 and in the 3's class and last year when Ella was 4 she was in the 4's class.

Mine have all LOVED preschool!
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3-4 year olds.

My girls have all done a preschool program when they were 2 and they were in the 2's class. Lily is 3 and in the 3's class and last year when Ella was 4 she was in the 4's class.

Mine have all LOVED preschool!
Mine too! My oldest dd started at 2.5 and is now 4.5 she has loved preschool every year. And my 2 year old (she will be 3 in april) started going to school when she asked to go.. and loves it as well!

I consider Preschool 2-4. Where we used to live 4 year olds went to Pre-k and that was all day like kindergarden.. my 4 year old really enjoyed it too!
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I think infants are birth-1, toddlers are 1-2 & preschoolers are 3-4. At 3 kids seem able to grasp school-like concepts better such as simple math and beginning reading, so that's why I classify them as preschoolers.
This is what I was going to say. Also because in our area they have 3-year-old preschool and 4-year-old preschool classes, so that's just what I figured a preschooler is
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I consider 3-4 to be pre-school age. That doesn't mean I think they need to be in pre-school, though.
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My kids are 2 and 3 and they are in preschool. My MIL was a montessori school teacher for years until she opened her own daycare and now she just has a small preschool instead so my kids go there. I don't think I normally would've thought they were ready until they were each 3 but kids can start preschool there at 2 and both of them totally love it.
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I would say 3-4. My DD just turned 3 and I want her to start preschool in August.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:02 AM   #19
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I consider 3-4 preschool age. In our area, lots of children start junior kindergarten (pre-K) before then turn 4. Our son will be one of them, because of his Dec. birthday. So he'll be 3 starting JK, 4 starting SK, and 5 when he starts Grade 1.
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I see a lot of people saying they have 2 and 3 year olds in preschool and I've never heard of that. To me preschool is at age 4 and then at 5 they go to kindergarten and so on and so forth. What do you guys consider preschool age?
There are many "preschools" here that start at age 2, but to call it pre-school is really a stretch. At age 2 they really are doing more of a "play school." (That's actually what pre-school was called in my area when I was coming up. And really, if they are still in diapers calling it preschool is a stretch.) At age 2 they get to listen to a lot of alphabet talk and counting, but for most of them, it doesn't really take ahold until closer to age 3. There's no harm in the exposure, but it isn't the end-all be all. (IMO)

Once they get to age 3, they are really able to absorb the prereading concepts much better and it is more of an actual pre-school environment with walking in lines, etc.

5K used to be considered preschool, but since it is pretty much available everywhere in public school and is a given these days, I consider it to be actual school now. K kids are expected to be able to read once they are done instead of learn their letters and numbers the way that it used to be.
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