Wow there is so much a child needs to know in kindergarten! I joke and say kindergarten now is what first grade was to me when I was in school. I often here parents say they don't need to send their child to preschool, it's not required, they can teach their child at home. I believe some of those parents could do a good job. Most...not so much. It has nothing to do with the parents being uneducated, very intelligent people. Just not good teacher material. Do you think, given the current times we live, preschool should not be an option but a requirement?
I have mixed feelings because I like Finland's model where children do not formally attend school until seven years of age. And they have one of the best school systems in the world. But given our current system I do think formal preschool is pretty important.
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