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i feel like the worst parent ever. we can't afford to pay for our daughter's preschool.

my daughter has been going to preschool for two weeks. i originally wanted her to go to vpk only, cause it was free. but my husband wanted her there for a full day, thinking that i could possibly find a job soon enough to pay for her school, a full day there is $365 a month. i've been looking for a job for 2 months and i can't find one. i got pregnant when i was a senior, and went from being in school, to stay at home mom. i have no work experience, so that's why no one will hire me. there is an assistance program called school readiness, that lowers the cost of the tuition, but we don't qualify cause both parents have to be working. i told my daughter today that she might not be going to school anymore, and shes been crying for over an hour about it,she made friends already and wants to see them everyday. i feel so bad. we live in florida, does anyone know of any other school assistance programs i can look up?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:36 PM on Sep. 2, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Start looking at all the fast food places. They hire just about anyone. And brush up on your interview skills. Confidence gets your foot in the door when it comes to getting a job.

    Answer by PhoenixFire at 6:38 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • Do they have a 2 day program? Or half days? So sorry, I can't even imagine how bad you feel:(

    Answer by shanlaree at 6:38 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • can u switch her to the 1/2 day program? will they work with you at all on payments? i'm sorry that sucks :( We qualify for free Head Start but it is just 1/2 days and i know not every state has that... Good luck hon :(

    Answer by DreainCO at 6:39 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • sometimes we have to override our husbands and do what we know is best.. u may have to stay home until she starts public school..

    Answer by Patientchild3 at 6:40 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • dont think the worst stay strong

    Answer by Patientchild3 at 6:41 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • Ask the school there may be aid programs they have or they may lower the cost if you do volunteer work.

    Answer by momoftatertots at 6:41 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • there is a vpk program(voluntary pre kindergarten) that is free, and it's 3 hours a day. but i don't know if it will be too late to try to get her in .


    Answer by julianasprotege at 6:41 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • Why not just let her stay for the VPK only instead of full time?

    Answer by DevilInPigtails at 6:45 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • That's ok she will forgive you. Can she still go to vpk? You need to try an get back in school. Do you have a jr college near you? The one near us has daycare for students. You sound like you can easily get financial aid .

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 6:45 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • Sorry... If you are in a home, you could consider doing daycare. It is a very unique job. You can get a county licensure and they help provide everything you need to get set up. The great thing is you make your schedule and your daughter will always have other kids to play with. It can be challenging at times but so can any job.......

    Answer by LeJane at 6:47 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

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