Preschool

United States
October 25, 2006 10:14pm CST
Did or do your children go to preschool?
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@Sezara (169)
• United States
26 Oct 06
I went to preschool but I'm planning to homeschool my children. Our area offers playgroups and other clubs so I'm not worried about them losing out on the social learning front.
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@mandakat (879)
• Canada
26 Oct 06
That's great :) Why are you planning to homeschool them, if I might ask?
• United States
26 Oct 06
That sounds good!
@Sezara (169)
• United States
26 Oct 06
I'm just not happy with the public school system here and know I can do better. I'm a stay-at-home mom anyway so it's not really an adjustment and I have other homeschooling friends for help. I think support is key. Not everyone can sucessfully homeschool and in those cases public school is better. (Or if your state actually puts money into their education programs, that helps too). ;)
@mandakat (879)
• Canada
26 Oct 06
I didn't, and my younger/middle brother didn't. My youngest brother did, and he's the only of us three that feels comfortable talking, is outgoing, makes friends easily, and approaches the world with a fairly (moreso than us) ... I suppose with an attitude that suggests a stronger belief that things can be done and will be okay.
• United States
26 Oct 06
That is a good point. My middle brother and sister did and are very outgoing while my yougest brother and I did not and are much shyer.
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@mandakat (879)
• Canada
26 Oct 06
I'm glad to hear that someone else has had a similar experience! Thanks for sharing :)
@HerShe (2386)
• Canada
26 Oct 06
No, When I was young preschool didn't exist. I think if a child is in a quality childcare center there is no need for preschool. I find that preschool is too rushed. Preschool is usually two hours. Within that two hours, there are too many things to get done; storytime, a craft, some kind of lesson, songs, snack, outside play, and getting ready to be picked up. All this in just two hours. Children need time to digest what they are learning without being rushed on to the next thing before they are ready. In a 'child-centered' daycare, the child has the he/she nedds to complete a task. This is important to a child's development. My children didn't go to preschool. They were with me in the ddaycare right through 'til kindergarden. They're all loving, intelligent, well-adjusted adults now, with their own children.
• United States
26 Oct 06
My children don't go to daycare and I could not find a good mothers group around here. I send them primarily for the social interaction they get from being around others their age. Thanks for responding!
@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
26 Oct 06
My son is going to preschool, mainly because he loves it, and it gives me a short break during the week. I went to presentation by the school, and they're following the High Scope curriculum. Apparently there have been longitudinal studies done, and kids who went through the program 40 years ago not only have a better standard of living than the kids in the control group, but have less incidence of diabetes and heart disease. It all seems a bit unbelievable to me, but at least I don't have to feel guilty for sending him there.
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• United States
26 Oct 06
Thanks for the info. very interesting!
@chebel82 (417)
• United States
26 Oct 06
yes and i see that they loved it
• United States
26 Oct 06
Thanks for the response!
@chebel82 (417)
• United States
26 Oct 06
ur welcome
• Philippines
16 Dec 06
my child to preschool
• United States
15 Dec 06
yes, I went to preschool, and both my daughters go. My oldest is 8. Both my daughters are very outgoing....I saw some posts that said some kids were more outgoing. I went to preschool also, and I think my girls are far more outgoing than I ever was. Of course, I had asthma and some other things going on and that may have been why.....but I am glad they both went.
• United States
14 Dec 06
both my girls went for 2 years before k school and they loved it