Do you you think Pre school is nessary? If so so What age can a child start

Jessica - posted on 03/19/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My oldest is gonna be turning 3 this summer is it time to think about school? I think it would be good for him to do preschool

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Stacey - posted on 09/12/2011

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I personally think 4 is a good age to send them to school! I think 3 is still a bit young but thats just my opinion! I think you should do whats best for your child at the time!

We have two sons one is 7 and one is 4. We sent our 7 year old at the age of 4 but we had to pay $500.00 for him to just go to preschool. Which is so not fair! What does our taxes pay for? Even though we had to pay that price it was really good for him and im happy that we made that choice!
Now that our youngest son is 4 I signed him up and once again they want us to pay for him to go (not sure how much yet) but I dont think we are going to do it this year for him because even though they say we make a lot we do not by far! So he has to go to kindergarden next year and we are just going to hold off unless its a reasonable price! So I say do whats best for your child!! School is a wonderful way for them to start learning in so many different challenges that they face daily!! Good Luck with your choice! It is worth it!

Alecia - posted on 03/25/2011

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think its very important, especially since im a SAHM. my daughter's birthday is in September so the yr she turns 3 i will enroll her in pre-school (usually only a few hours a day, and sometimes only a few days a week as well). its good for them to learn to interact with other kids before official school and to learn how to act in a school setting. and it will make the transition to kindergarten much easier for her and for me

Lucy - posted on 03/25/2011

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I think attending pre-school or nursery from the age of 2.5 or 3 is really beneficial for children. It's great for all strands of their development, and prepares them for reception class (called kindergarten in the US?)

It is considered so important here in the UK that all children are entitled to 15 hours per week free at a registered pre-school or nursery from the age of 3, regardless of the family income, child care arrangements, working or SAHM etc.

I know several reception teachers, and their combined view seems to be that kids who come to them from pre-schools and nurseries are more confident, independent, socially aware etc, compared to those who have not attended a pre-school setting, and therefore they are more ready to begin formal learning.

I say do your little one a favour and find a great pre-school near you where she can attend a couple of days a week x

Jenn - posted on 03/25/2011

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Absolutely!! Preschool helps them in numerous ways such as socialization, listening to teachers and following directions, personal responsibility (like putting up their backpacks, toys, etc), manners and the overall idea of school. Even a few hours twice a week will do wonders for your child.

My girls are 4 and 6...the oldest LOVES school and is doing so well in Kindergarten! My 4 year old is always so excited to see her friends and her teachers. One of the best things we ever did was preschool for them! A love of learning starts early in the right setting.

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I don't see the point unless you need to work or you are seeing that he needs to socialize more. I've heard that pre-k is better since it's structure is more like kindergarden.

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I think preschool is extremely important. He could go at 3 for 2 years or at 4 for one year though. It depends on what is available in your area and what decision your family is the most comfortable making.

Monique - posted on 03/19/2011

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most preschools start taking kids at 3 so start looking in your area most start accepting registration in the spring for the next falls class. i think preschool is really important for kids to interact with other kids and also they learn so much in the first 5 years.

Jen - posted on 03/19/2011

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my son turns 3 in november and he wil be going to pre school for 3 hours aday depending when the schools tell me he has a place lol. i d think its important just so they get used to being around children and teachers for when there older and understand it more

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