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what age should you put your child in pre-school??

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Asked by kfast at 12:11 AM on Jan. 2, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • they say your suppose to start them at 3

    Answer by MiSs.SmOkEy at 12:12 AM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • Three is the earliest. Some kids are ready then. Some aren't. Some aren't ready until kindergarten.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 12:14 AM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • @ 3yrs. old....Mines did

    Answer by LadyQLigons at 12:39 AM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • You should put your child in preschool when you want to. It's that simple. There is no real "best" age and most free preschools won't take kids until they're at least almost 4.

    If you want to pay, there are some for 3 year olds...but at that age it's more about socialization not academics.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 5:43 AM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • As a former preschool teacher (and mom of 3) I think that age 3.5yrs. is about right for most kids. Young 3's may not yet be ready to be away from mom if they haven't been in daycare previously, and they certainly don't need any 'academics' before about age 4. Of course, all kids are different so you should do what you feel is best for your child.

    Answer by sarahmae3 at 11:11 AM on Jan. 2, 2009

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