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Old 02-02-2007, 02:50 PM   #1
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do you preschool your kids??

my dd is three and I keep getting comments about how she should be going to preschool this fall. (she's not potty trained so she won't be going anytime soon) But personally I really don't want to send her to pre-school at all. I really don't know how it would benefit her, I mean if I'm teaching her at home as far as her abc's and numbers and that then does she really need preschool? We do attend a moms and tots group at our church regularily and she also does kids church for her age, so she's very socialized and has always been a social kid. So I"m not worried about that. Basically my mother was a kindergaurden teacher for 10 years and thinks all children should go to preschool. I'm just not comfortable with it and really don't want her to go. I don't like the preschool system here. (you pay $400 for the year, plus have to volunteer at least once a month. Its only once a week too, so I don't see how that would benefit? so thoughts??


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Old 02-02-2007, 02:58 PM   #2
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I won't be. DS will be three in October and we'll be starting homeschooling, hopefully in a small group but I'll be one of the parents. I want to hs anyway but preschool isn't on my radar. I think he'll benefit more from being with me.
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we won't be. DD is only 18 months, and DH really wants me to homeschool her. I think about a lot, but will have to pray about it more when the time comes.
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Old 02-02-2007, 03:21 PM   #4
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Everyone around here seems to start their kids in school at the age of 2, yeah 2! To me, my kids are still babies at 2. I have decided to start DS when he's 4 to prepare him for kindergarten because he will be in full-day kindergarten. He's excited to go next year but he definitely would not have been ready to go this year to a 3 yr old class. I think it depends on the child just as much as the parent. Both he and I will be ready next fall, I think.

I also feel like I couldn't justify paying someone else to teach my kid the same things I'm teaching him while I'm home. We do playgroups and stuff so he gets the socialization. Next year it will also be about teaching him to be away from me since he never has been.
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Old 02-02-2007, 06:44 PM   #5
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If you are teaching her at home and she is learning, she is fine. I would never send my off especially that little. We homeschool and they are all doing great!! Preschool through 6th grade! lol
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I wouldn't. We're planning on unschooling/homeschooling anyway - but just for the sake of the arguement, I wouldn't send him to pre-school if he were going to go to public/private school. It might be different elsewhere, but where I grew up, one didn't generally send their kids to pre-school unless both parents worked and weren't able to teach them what they're going to need to know before Kindergarten. Personally though, I don't think children need structured schooling at all until 7-8. Its becoming "trendy" or something lately to send babies as young as 2 to school and that's just strange to me.

Anyway, FWIW, my mom had 5 kids and didn't send any of us to pre-school and we all did really well in Kindergarten (well, one of my sisters didn't do very well, but she had a crappy teacher who tried to hold more than half her class back - but she didn't really well in 1st grade anyway).

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Old 02-02-2007, 08:31 PM   #7
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if you dont feel comfy, then no, dont do it
im still debating on that for david next year though .
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