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How many days of preschool for a 4 year old is the preferred amount? 3 or 5 days?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:45 PM on Mar. 17, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • I am a preschool teacher. Anything you choose will be fine. Just try to keep it the same every week so they get into a pattern and know what to expect.

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 6:48 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • Preschool here is 4 days a week.

    Answer by t_06_twins at 6:51 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • ours is 5 days 8-2:30 its just like school you must have excused absences or they will kick you out of their program

    Answer by shay1130 at 6:53 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • 4 is good.mon-thurs

    Answer by TMJ121099 at 6:58 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • It depends on the kid. My son goes to pre-K 5 days a week for 2 1/2 hours each day.

    Answer by Pnukey at 7:43 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • Whatever you want. If we continued living here and my youngest goes to preschool next year it will be the same as this year...2 days a week for 2 hours each day. She's already learned so much this year (she was 3 1/2 when she started and will actually be 4 in a few weeks).

    At the school my other kids go to their preschool is 5 days a week 7:50am-2:20pm just like all the other kids.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 7:53 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • I think it depends if they are able to start kindergarten the next year id say 5 so they can get used to it but if they wont start until they are 6 like my daughter id say 3 days. there is no reason to push them into 5 days of school any earlier than needed. my daughter is 5 and goes mon-fri from 9-11:50am

    Answer by jazzysmommy1004 at 8:05 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • I think the pre-k ours will go to is 5 days, from 8-11. We didn't have the older one in, so he'll go straight into kindergarten. These are the step boys, my own kids never went to pre-k. To be honest I still don't see that it's needed.

    Answer by daisy521 at 8:12 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

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