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do/did your kids learn in preschool?

Posted by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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i ask this because i was informed by my fiance that kids that attend the headstart (preschool) here really just play with toys and socialize.

for some reason i thought preschools actually tried to teach a little, and that is more than a daycare or a sort. 

is this typical for public preschools?

btw our preschool is incrediably small basically one room 10-15 students per year, but its incrediably small town with  only a couple hundred people resideing in it.

by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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jb022210
by Silver Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 7:23 PM

i ask this because my lil boy will be starting this fall.

mhaney03
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 7:25 PM

mine did but here, preschool is run by and is in the public school.  We also have a head start program that is for kids that didn't make it to the waiting list for the preschool or aren't old enough yet.  I don't know what they do there, mine never went.

lapcounter
by Queen Mom on Feb. 16, 2013 at 7:25 PM
Our girl's went to a private pre school and when they started K they were so far advanced they were bored.
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Kris_PBG
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 7:25 PM
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Children learn best through play. A high quality preschool teaches through play using developmentally appropriate methods. What appears to be play are carefully chosen activities and materials put in place to educate.
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Pnukey
by Jenn on Feb. 16, 2013 at 7:25 PM

My kids were not allowed to attend the headstart/public preschools, so they did not go. IDK what they might have learned.

Fabulous24
by Gold Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Mine did. My dd is in kindergarten and she is way ahead. I have a 3 year old and he also has learned so much. 

jb022210
by Silver Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 7:27 PM


what did yours learn? like what things did they do?

Quoting mhaney03:

mine did but here, preschool is run by and is in the public school.  We also have a head start program that is for kids that didn't make it to the waiting list for the preschool or aren't old enough yet.  I don't know what they do there, mine never went.



jb022210
by Silver Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 7:27 PM


why were they not allowed?

Quoting Pnukey:

My kids were not allowed to attend the headstart/public preschools, so they did not go. IDK what they might have learned.



KristenFowles
by Ruby Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 7:27 PM

 Not all preschools.. But headstart is an AMAZING program.

jb022210
by Silver Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 7:28 PM

well i figured alot would be specific play activites but the way my fiance made it sound, she made it seem like it was just a daycare like place.


Quoting Kris_PBG:

Children learn best through play. A high quality preschool teaches through play using developmentally appropriate methods. What appears to be play are carefully chosen activities and materials put in place to educate.



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