I read some people say a preschool sounded like a daycare. If they are certified teachers IMO that's a school.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:02 PM on Dec. 22, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)
There are very few states that require a preschool to have certified teachers. Now, Pre-K is different. Most states require their pre-K teachers to be certified. Of course every state is different in what they call their preschool/pre-k/daycare. In my state, daycare is from 6 weeks-24 months. Preschool is for 2-4 year olds and Pre-K is for 4 and 5 year olds (depending on their birthday).
Answer by JeremysMom at 3:06 PM on Dec. 22, 2010
Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 3:11 PM on Dec. 22, 2010
Some are very similar in what they cover... teaching pre-school stuff. I think daycares are more flexible about "filling time" and not necessarily teaching anything.
I'm a licensed childcare provider, if that helps. :)
Answer by Jambo4 at 3:12 PM on Dec. 22, 2010
Many daycares (not necessarily in-home) have an age appropriate, pre-school component. Part of the day is dedicated to age-appropriate learning, and the remainder to free play, napping and eating.
Answer by Sisteract at 3:12 PM on Dec. 22, 2010
The word "daycare" implies basic childcare for children while their parents work, but I think most daycare centers, and many in-home daycares too, now offer a preschool curriculum in addition to basic childcare. My twins attend a daycare with a preschool curriculum, so they spend a portion of each day doing learning activities; they are in the "preschool" class. A facility that is only a preschool usually has a shorter day and/or week and focuses most or all of their time on learning activities. I think some people believe that a daycare/preschool combination is inferior to a facility that is only a preschool, but I don't think that is necessarily true in all cases.
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