3 year old Preschool??

Sarah - posted on 11/13/2008 ( 15 moms have responded )

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I was just wondering how many people put 3 year olds in Preschool and the reasoning. We have put ours in a 3 year old program on Tues & Thurs 9:00-11:30. I have seen him mature so much these last few months. It is amazing!

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FAITH - posted on 02/20/2010

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I think its one of the best things a mommy can do for her little. i sent mine to creche since he was 2 and he is so on point it amazes me. my little one went every single day of the week, on full days. it was initially a decision forced by the fact that i had to work and domestic help is not reliable where i cme from. but in the end i actually saw my son benefit phenomenally from the move i made.

Christina - posted on 02/18/2010

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i have put my 3 year old in head start is the best thing i have done for him he has came a long way he is talking so much better .Ever one was telling me that i should not put him in school but they need it there little brain picks up everthing

Shereena - posted on 01/14/2010

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My daughter will be 5 this April and should have been enrolled into Pre-school this year (2010). I have kept her back though because the day care she has been going to since she was two, has been so good in teaching her social skills as well as basic things like counting, colours, alphabet, shapes etc. It might be a bit selfish of me but here in South Africa, the education system has changed so radically ans so much is expected of Grade1'ers that I really just want her to have one more year of being a "kid" before the heat is on for both me and her.

Christine - posted on 01/02/2010

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That is the same with our son. We found a program that he was able to go through (he didn't qualify for special education preschool though, and we make too much money to do headstart) but our school district was starting an ROP preschool program. We enrolled him in it...he has gone since he turned 3...and he LOVES it. Like everyone else, there are good and bad things...but the good outweigh the bad.

Faye - posted on 07/23/2009

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My son went to preschool through the school district when he turned 3 due to a speech delay and having an IEP which the school had to respect.

Jodie - posted on 05/13/2009

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my girls turned four on the 2nd of april and started nursery the previous september! They go every morning for a couple of hours! but in england our children are funded at three and automatically get a place in school!! They will start full time in september! it's good for social skills and my girls have learnt alot since they started!!!

Sarah - posted on 04/03/2009

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My daughter was a late potty trainer. She will be 4 soon and will be going to preschool. I think it is a great way for them to get used to children in a school environment and away from the home just for a little bit.

Lynette - posted on 01/30/2009

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Hi everyone i put my 3yr old son into pre-school last september and he love's it and has learnt so much as well, he goes mon, tues and friday mornings for 2 1/2 hours, longer on monday cuz he stays for lunchbox club, when i go to pick him up he nevers wants to leave bless him. i just can't believe he starts big school this september.

Bethany - posted on 01/29/2009

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Even though my husband and I were laid off within a week of each other, we kept Bub in his YMCA program three days a week. It helped tremendously with potty training and he loves his teachers and his friends. It is structured enough that he is learning a lot, but still focused on early childhood development too. Kids definitely love socializing!

Nicole - posted on 01/24/2009

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We put our son in preschool this year, too. Same days and times as your 3 year old. Even though we put him in sunday school, we felt he needed some friends and socialization skills that he couldn't get with his baby sister. He LOVES school and has learned so much more than what I could've taught him at home while caring for the baby. We just had him tested to see which class to put him into in the fall, the 3 mornings a week program or the Pre-K. He actually tested into the Pre-K class, 5 mornings a week. So proud, but seriously, a little sad. My little boy, my first born, is going to be going to school every week day.

Anna - posted on 01/24/2009

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My son is in headstart, which I guess is the same thing as preschool. He is VERY matured for almost 4 and he loves it. I started him in early headstart when he was about two because I was in college and he could go right where I had classes. It is a very good way to get them ready for kindergarten with the adjusting and everything.

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My Ana was able to go to Headstart this year, and she loves it! She is in school for 6 hours a day, every day, except holidays, of course! In the past 5 months, she has learned to spell her name, and can recognize many other names of our family members! It's amazing how much she has learned in such little time! Of course, like everything there is a down side, but the benefits outweigh them!!

Melissa - posted on 01/05/2009

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My daughter is in preschool too. She has an older brother to keep up with and I thought preschool would be just the thing for her. She has done so awesome. She learns all the songs and has made friends. I did it more for the socialization than learning anything as she already knew how to count to 10 and a few higher, all her colors and the alphabet. But it takes her so long to warm up to new people, I thought this would be a good way for her to make some friends and be okay without MOM by her side ALL OF THE TIME.

Brenda - posted on 11/20/2008

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My daughter is also in preschool. I work full time so she is in a daycare/preschool. I feel like she is learning a ton. Both good and bad. Some behaviors like"I'm not gonna be your friend if you ...." and some good things like she recognizes most letters in the alphabet and can write a couple of letters in her name...(in other words she loves letters and books and such)

Laura - posted on 11/13/2008

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We put our 3 year old in preschool this year too, so she would have more interactions with other children. She loves it and has also matured.

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