Uniforms in preschool?
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Tina - posted on 04/30/2011
Why should our kids were Uniforms or have to, whats the reson, i would love to know really are all kids the same, and none of them diffrent? You think it going to stop bullies No, So why again. And parents should know what there teen is wearing to school, like come on.
Minni Skirts, shirts that show to much boob, pants to there knees REALLY!!!!!!
Jessica - posted on 09/20/2011
What my child wears has no bearing on his creativity. If clothing is the only way your child can express creativity, maybe you should expose them to other avenues. Uniforms in preschool would be okay with me. Clothing is such an insignificant part of personality and how a child is.
The preschool that I'll be sending my son to (has preschool-12th grade) has 'uniforms'. It's really just a school shirt though. I'm not too happy about paying $10/shirt, but since I'm only sending him 2 days a week.... I'm only buying 2 shirts. ;)
I'm not too thrilled w/ anyone telling me what my kids can and can't wear (except for modesty/appropriateness, of course), but oh well.....
I think all schools should require uniforms. It levels the playing field (especially in middle and high schools). Kids get picked on because they do not have certain clothes, or because of the clothes that they wear. If there was uniforms, these problems would not be. Everyone would be wearing the same clothes.
Some school are really strict and others are not. My little brothers uniforms had to be white shirt with a color and blue or black pants and white shoes. Others require you to buy them in certain places.
Sally - posted on 09/20/2011
My daughters school is age 1 up to 8th grade. The kids start wearing uniforms around age 3, when they get past the potty learning stage. I love it. It is easy. And it helps the transition to school time. She puts on her "work" clothes and is in school to learn. That is her work. She is very proud of her uniform and often doesn't want to take it off.
Emma - posted on 08/16/2011
My son went to a preschool that had a uniform, at first I thought it was really cute... Until his first day! In his uniform my son looked so much older than 3! It was a shock to see him looking like he should be in Primary School & I wasn't ready for it. As the weeks drew on though it ended up being a good thing as he fit in with all the other kids really well and I didn't have to worry about what he would be wearing.
Emma - posted on 08/07/2011
my kids pre school dose not have a uniform but this summer im buying 5 days worth of identical clothing that is cheep practical and good at hiding stains. 5 pairs of denim shorts and 5 dark blue t shirts each. School cloths sorted then they can have there fun cloths to where out after school and on weekends.
Jenn - posted on 05/09/2011
I don't see why not. My daughter's elementary school requires uniforms and I love it. It evens the playing field for the children. There's no fuss about brands, styles, etc. They can wear their own shoes and accessories for personal touch. My daughter's creativity hasn't been stifled a bit and any notion that children wearing the same type of clothing would do is ridiculous. Her artwork was one of 40 out of 400 students in the school chosen for an art gallery. She's in the highest level in reading and math. After school and weekends, she pours on the pink, the glitter and whatever else suits her fancy. If my youngest daughter's preschool switched to uniforms, I would be okay with that as long as she was getting the same stellar education that she is currently. Because that's what it boils down to. Education.
Quianna - posted on 05/07/2011
And just to add- wearing a uniform will not dim my child's creativity light lol. I mean her dad is an artist, I'm a writer- and part time fashion stylist- so creativity runs freely in our household. Plus after school she'd be able to pick out whatever she wants to play in and on the weekends, so it would be fine
Quianna - posted on 05/07/2011
When I was younger I did not like the idea of wearing a uniform (my old MS and HS considered it but never followed through), but now I think that uniforms are adorable. I'm actually looking for a school that has uniforms for my daughter (3.5yrs old).
I heard one argument that uniforms signal that it's time for learning, but preschoolers are way too young for such a strict learning environment. They're not going to learn by being expected to sit still and listen. They should learning through play and exploration. In my opinion a school uniform is not necessary for preschools. Teresa mentioned t-shirts. I have seen preschools do bright colored t-shirts for field trips so that they can keep all their kids together. That's not a bad idea, but every day I think it's silly.
Alicia - posted on 04/30/2011
I think it stops creativity for the most part. I understand as older children so they aren't running around in short skirts and super short tanks, but as a toddler..really? I don't like it, and I know plenty of places are switching over to it.
Amy - posted on 04/30/2011
I agree with Sara H. My daughter is in preschool and I LOVE seeing what she comes up with!! a skirt, tennis shoes, leg warmers on her arms AND legs and a t-shirt with bunnies on it. Tell me that's not creative and fun! I do think it's more important for them to develop creativity over order at such a young age. I think no matter what age even with uniforms, kids try to find a way to make it their own. I know I sure would. I'm not like so and so, why should I have to look like them?
I worry more about my daughter having good manners and hygiene way more than if her outfit matches or she looks like a mini grown up. Let them be kids. Preschool's not even required in most states. I seriously debated on even sending her.
I'm not too keen on it. I was searching for a pre-school for my three year old and decided against sending her. All of the pre-schools in my town are 5 days a week and require uniforms. I think three is way too young for this. It's just so formal. She needs to run, create, explore...
I'm going to send her somewhere when she's four. I won't complain about the uniform. I can't see not sending her at age four because of that.
However, I'm not against school uniforms for older children. In fact, I think it's a great idea.
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