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Full-Time working parents (preschool)

I am in the process of looking for a new preschool for my daughter, we recently relocated and i'm having such a hard time, I don't understand why these schools can get away with charging so much and not offer the available time.. My boyfriend and I both work full-time and usually have odd hours, i don't understand why pre-schools are so ridiculously time framed 9am-11:30pm $198 week, That's ridiculous!!! Why is it so hard to find pre-schools that can help accomadate both full-time working parents???

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Asked by AudrisMom06 at 1:06 PM on Jan. 5, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • They should have befpore and after programs that can be attacted...They do around here.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 1:07 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • My DD goes to headstart mon-fri 7:30-12:30 and its free
    but i think it is based on income.

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 1:07 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • If she is 4 yr old already you can go through the school system and enroll her in pre school at the elementary school. Depending on where you live most elementary school have a pre school program through the school system. You should check into that.

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 1:09 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Yes most schools have child care available, I would ask in yoru school district.

    Answer by choco_mom at 1:14 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • You are really looking for a daycare, or child care. Not a preschool. Preschool has regular daytime hours like any other school.

    Answer by Candi1024 at 1:20 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • There are daycares that offer preschool. My son goes to this daycare and they teach preschool. If you take them to an actual preschool then the hours are more geared towards non working moms. They should have before and after school care available though.

    Answer by NAT24ROXY24 at 1:28 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • You need a daycare center, not a PT pre school program. Pre school isn't about accomodating working parents, daycare is. Many centers have a pre school curriculum.

    Answer by KairisMama at 2:17 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • U need to look for a day care that offers preschool teaching programs. They have extended hours 7 still have a school currriculum.

    Answer by deniselvt at 7:58 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Thanks for the advice, i think i'm going to look into the elementary school program, I don't want to do a daycare most of them are home day care's and i don't feel they offer the same learning techniques as a school would.. I have found several that have extended hours at regular tuition rate from 6am-6pm $194 a week..

    Comment by AudrisMom06 (original poster) at 1:36 AM on Jan. 6, 2011

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