We started looking into Pre-schools in the area and the big thing is two years of pre school... they call the first year Pre-School and the second Pre- K. Our daughter is turning 4 in Nov. and they suggest we enroll her in the Pre-school program. I'm just not sure about two years of "pre" school though. Is it really needed, especially if we work with her at home. I guess I would understand if she had a speech problem or learning problem the earlier the better. Just wondering if anyone else was batteling the decision or how the vetrans felt! ThanksAnswer Question
I think its completely unnecessary. My son is 4 and im still debating on sending him to pre-k in Aug. We are still trying to decide if we will send him or homeschool for the first few years. Until he is 6 or 7.
Answer by laciD at 1:58 PM on Apr. 24, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 2:00 PM on Apr. 24, 2010
Answer by PsychMommie at 2:13 PM on Apr. 24, 2010
Answer by shay1130 at 2:18 PM on Apr. 24, 2010
Answer by secondtyme520 at 2:47 PM on Apr. 24, 2010
preschool is just a fancy way of saying "Day Care". Pre-K is a glorified Day Care. Unless you are unable to teach your child the basic skills nessisary for Kindergarten, then pre-k is not nessearly nor is it required.
Many people don't even realize that even kindergarten is an optional grade. The State of Georgia only requires children age 6-16 in school of some type.
My third child is entering Kindergarten in the fall. I have been able to teach him everything he needs to know (plus half the first grade curriculum) if I had been unable to do that, I would have put him in pre-k.
Answer by VeronicaLee at 2:53 PM on Apr. 24, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 2:58 PM on Apr. 24, 2010
Why is everyone in such a hurry to get their kids out of the house? -because they are ignorant on how to properly raise a child. So instead of raising their children themselves they have government employees do it and they call it "pre-k"
Answer by Anonymous at 3:02 PM on Apr. 24, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 3:21 PM on Apr. 24, 2010
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