Next year my daughter is going to kindergarten, this year I was planning on sending her to preschool so we could both be prepared for kindergarten ( she has never really been away from me) ...
I just found out there is no way we can afford preschool...The one I was planning on sending her too I just got in info... we were already kind of pushing it money wise but there is no way we can afford another $400 / month ( and that is just for 2 days a week) ...
The free one ( that goes on your income) is clear across town, and also might be shutting down sue to alot of problems they are having ( some of them due to the health dept. coming in -- so I wouldnt send her there even if it was next door) ....
So now I am stuck and I need to think of some things that could prepare my daughter for kindergarten... we already work on things like letters, numbers, etc ( she knows all of that) .... it is manily being away from me, and social skills ... She plays tball now, but i really cant think of anything else, besides dance class but neither of those will prepare her form being away from me since I ( have to) stay to watch her....
Did your child do OK without being socialy active BEFORE kindergarten... ( i actually wasnt, but I remember thinking everyone was my friend the first day too lol)
Asked by Anonymous at 10:13 AM on May. 23, 2011 in Parenting Debate
Preschool isn't the be all and end all, Pick a t-ball mom you like and arrange to swap kids once a week. At first you want to stay when they play at the other house and the other mom will want to stay at your house, but after 2 or 3 weeks you should be able to run to the grocery store for 20 minutes while she plays. When they go off to Kindergarten you two can go out to lunch.
Answer by LoveMyDog at 10:41 AM on May. 23, 2011
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Answer by justanotherjen at 12:46 PM on May. 23, 2011
Call the school she will be going to some of them have preschools. Get in touch with some homeschooling groups or some play groups some times they will trade sitting for free after you get to know each other of course. Check your library for reading groups and things like that. Some schools will also have information on summer programs or camps that are half day.
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