Preschool - who is planning to enroll their May 2006 kids?

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Hi there,

We very recently decided to put Mathias in preschool this fall. He's only going 2 days per week in the mornings. Are other moms doing this, too? For a long time I didn't think it was necessary, but in the last several months it appears obvious that he enjoys playing with friends more than mommy (at least most of the time). We also have a 9-month-old, so it will be nice to be one on one with him while Mathias is at school.

-Cara

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Yvonne - posted on 03/10/2011

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I put mine in a creche/pre-school from 18 months. It helped so much with her development. She is a single child who likes to b independent and, does things on her own pace. She just didn't talk @ all. Would sit down play with her toys and puzzles. So, I always think it is a good thing to take one's child to school or pre-school. It helps with social growth, eg learning to share and tolerate other beings.

It's good u wanna have enough time for your little one:good luck!

Sophia - posted on 08/08/2010

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My daughter went to headstart every day that I could get her in there, and she's gearing up towards pre-kindergarten right now. I am as excited as I was when my son started pre-k and headstart. I love it!

Sarah - posted on 04/29/2010

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Skyler too is making the big leap to preschool. I think I am more sad about it than he is.I think the kids will get more social skills out of preschool than anything. Plus I think this will ease him into kindergarden. I took him on the tour of the school and he seems excited to go to preschool like the big kids, he says he will be a big guy when he starts. lol Good luck Mathias in Preschool

Darliss - posted on 04/28/2010

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We are doing the same thing with our 4 year old. She asks us daily when she will get to go to school and she loves interacting with other kids. As long as you think he is ready for it then I say go for it!

Angie - posted on 04/19/2010

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My daughter has been in nursery ante-preschool for the past 6 months now every day in the afternoon mon - fri for 2.5 hours and its brilliant. At first I was a bit sceptical because its not compulsory but have found that she enjoys it. She has already been enrolled for pre-school in the autumn and I would defo recommend it. Not only do they get to play with friends and make long lasting friendships, they learn through their play and they get to make a mess something my children are not allowed to do at home lol. The amount of drawings/paintings your child brings home just to make you proud is amazing. And its a great feeling of joy when you see what your little one accomplishes. Go for it :D

Jillian - posted on 04/08/2010

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My 3 (almost 4 now) year old son got into preschool in January. We did it mainly for the interaction with other kids. He goes 4 days a week from 8:30 to 12. He loves it. He has made many friends, he interacts better with his younger brother and loves learning everything. He will be going back next year.

Namhla - posted on 03/24/2010

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Hi Cara, i have enrolled my soon to be 4yr old at pre- school and its a full day since i am a working mom and i dont have anyone to look after him during the day, At first it was hectic but now he is coping and enjoying his time at school. its not easy when you are a single parent you have to make make tough decisions sometimes but i am emotionally okay with it. Sima happy and the teachers and care givers are great. also what i like about the school is that its a Christian school so what i teach him at home at the basics of Christianity, is also taught at school which makes my life a much easier.

Donna - posted on 03/22/2010

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my son can't wait to start school he will be in pre-k going 5 days a week. he has older cousins in school so he thinks it will be fun and will give me time for planning baby #2 we are trying to get pregnant not there yet!

Alicia - posted on 02/26/2010

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My daughter (she'll be 4 in May) attends a two-day preschool, at first she didn't want to go (for about the first 2 weeks), but when she started making friends she got more comfortable and now she loves it. I have signed her up for the 3-day class next year. It is nice for both of us...her because it is something that is all her own for a couple hours, 2 days per week and me because it allow me to spend more time with my 22 month-old and 2 month-old.

Lucy - posted on 02/23/2010

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I would definitely recommend it!

My daughter goes to play school a couple of mornings and an afternoon each week and she LOVES it. We live in a small village where the play school and primary school are next to each other, so through play school Ivy already has a lovely bunch of friends she will be at school with, which should make the transition easier. It has also given her confidence and a real sense of independence, and she loves telling me what she has been up to without me!

Kate - posted on 02/19/2010

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I have yet to enroll my daughter in preschool. she has no interest in going to school. two days a week her younger brother goes to a toddler school for developmentally delayed children(he has cerebral palsy). She would much rather stay home with mom and play learning games. I am going to enroll her for the upcoming fall school year and I too am concerned with how she is going to do.

Sativa - posted on 01/04/2010

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My daughter has been in a preschool hosted by my local elementary school since Nov of 08. She was diagnosed with a severe speech delay so she qualified under the same law as a child with down's syndrome or the like. She loves going to school. She goes 4 days a wekk and receives speech therapy at no cost to us and is blossoming beautifully. She is learning how to talk properly, but also social skills and how to properly behave in an educational enviroment. I think that preschool is a godsend.

Sarah - posted on 11/13/2009

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I already enrolled my daughter in a preschool program for 3 half days a week starting last June. She LOVES it. She asks for it everyday. Go for it.

Jennifer - posted on 09/20/2009

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We actually started our son out 2 days a week last year, took the summer off, and then he started back up (still 2 days a week) in the 3's class this month. We will do the same 2 days a week next year for the 4's and then he is going to go to thier private kindergarten program at 5yrs, with us treating it as a prek year. Then we will start him in kinder at 6yrs. I taught kinder for 10 years and really believe that the poor May - Sept birthday kids (especially boys) really need to be 6 years old (no matter how academically ready they are) before they start kinder. The extra year of maturity really seemed to give those kiddos a certain confidence that made them stand out from thier peers in a positive way. I mean think about...If they did start when they are 5years old most of the kids are 6 - 8 months older then them...think about what your child was doing when those kids were 6-8m old, umm, nothing more then eating & sleeping, and those 6 - 8m olds were...sitting, crawling, starting to walk, starting to babble... HUGE differrence, and let me tell you it is not as apparent, but ther IS still a huge difference! I'm sorry...I kinda got off track answering your post. As a former kinder teacher I get asked about starting these kids all the time and have become a huge advocate for waiting, especially now that I have my own child that falls into this window. ;-)

Nicole - posted on 08/21/2009

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Hello Cara,

I am currently looking into enrolling my son in preschool/headstart next year, as I will be looking for a job after finishing school. I have thought about enrolling him this year, but it is not necessary at this time with my schedule. I too noticed that he really enjoys playing with friends and think that enrolling him in school would be good for him. I believe that your son will be fine, and that being in school will be lots of fun for him, giving him time to interact with other children that are his age.

~Nicole

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