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Uniforms at toddler day care - helpful in promoting good behavior?


Donna developed an eye for fashion when she was just a toddler in day care. "She would actually say, 'So-and-so has this skirt. Can I get it?"' says her mother, Christie Rickert of Locust Grove, Ga.

But since Ms. Rickert enrolled Donna, now 4, at ABC Montessori School in McDonough, Ga., where all the children wear uniforms, "we don't have those kinds of conversations anymore," she says. Putting on her white or navy polo shirt and navy or khaki shorts or skirts, just like all the other kids, "took the pressure off, of trying to belong."


Asked by tasches at 7:19 PM on Apr. 29, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • haha that is crazy!! and when they go to preschool or even elementary school then what?! going to put them in uniforms all their lives just to aviod being asked 'well so an so has it can i get it' .. hm.. good luck in life!

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 7:21 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • love this, i also wish schools would do this, only allow certain shirts and certain pants. with less room for trampy looking girls (hey, its true) and fewer boys wearing their pants past their knees. they always have weekends and summer vac to dress like that!

    Answer by angevil53 at 7:28 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Because you can't say "no?" That's just wimp-ass parenting.

    Answer by SWasson at 8:37 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • I think thats just goofy at that age..really.

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 7:21 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • where i live kids wear uniforms to school . i dont know any schools that dont

    Answer by feralkitten at 7:23 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • I think its funny.

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 7:28 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • This makes me laugh...Lol :)

    Answer by Brandi300 at 7:31 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • That is so ridiculous!!! Who in there right minds sends a preschooler any where in a white shirt!!!


    Answer by Crafty26 at 7:32 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • I think it looks nice... Plus we are not talking about a daycare we are talking about a private school for young children.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:48 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Ridiculous.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 8:34 PM on Apr. 29, 2011