has anyone admitted their 15mths old in a preschool?

Vidhi - posted on 02/06/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )

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Hi.. my son Shaurya is 15mths old & have admitted him in a preschool but receiving alot of negative reactions from every one around including my parents & in laws.. hope i have taken the rite decision...

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Tara - posted on 06/04/2011

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my oldest didnt go until he was a little over 2 then my second at 18 months because he wanted to stay with his big brother and have fun with all the other kids sometimes they may not like it even though its better for them depending on the child ,they might even be ready before you are sometimes it takes tough love and sometimes you will have to let them grow up even if you want to keep them your little baby,it all depends on them if they would learn better off you or around peers

Tara - posted on 06/04/2011

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in queensland babies can go to abc at 6 weeks old its daycare at that age and the classes are no more than 10 with 2 teachers but as they get older more children are in the rooms but it dosent get over 20 there are limited numbers but there are abcs everywhere near where i live, they start off playing and having naps and eating when they are younger but kept in classes similar to their ages they learn through playing and singing and the teachers keep track of what they have learned and tell you if they think they aren't keeping up with their developmental age or if they are ahead in certain areas and they have visitors like the dentist, policemen, or firemen every so often to teach them about stuff, it really helps if you have a stubborn little one like my first boy he didnt want to toilet train or talk more than one word to get my attention but after seeing other kids his own age he is making sentences and going to the toilet without accidents when he could be bothered

Danielle - posted on 02/07/2010

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is it daycare or preschool?
My daughter has been in daycare since she was just under 1 as i am a single mum and had to return back to work part time. but i personally wont put her into a preschool until she is about 3 or maybe even 4...but my daughters daycare is also going to build a preschool so she wot have to change schools but rooms that are more centred around early learning and condtions them for school life.

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Perhaps a little too young, but it is not going to harm him in any way. so don't let negative comments put you off. As long as you are doing it for the right reasons and he is happy, confident and socialising, then all will be fine.

Tamra - posted on 02/07/2010

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My son went to a dayhome- with 3 other children of similar ages starting at a year until I quit working when he was 2 1/2. My dayhome was fabulous. They had organization, activities, outings, ... everything you could imagine. It was good for my son. Here's the catch. Notice I quit working. My son started speaking with an accent. My family doesn't have an accent. The question you have to ask is how much time will your child spend with someone else each week and how much time with you. For a child that young it doesn't matter how good the program is but they need to spend most of their awake hours with you. So if the preschool is less than 20 hours per week I say great ... but if not then you should really try for something else. Now my son is 3 and he is in 3 activities per week, and when I ask him he says he would rather stay home!

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Is preschool like playgroup? They cant start that early in Australia but I have had my daughters name down for our preferred schools playgroup (and kindy) since she was 5 or 6 months old. It all depends on the child..I started a couple of mornings a week really early and loved it so much I was up to 5 mornings a week within the month. My sister reacted really badly to going that early and my parents had to try a gain a year later.Try and see how it goes...

Katherine - posted on 02/06/2010

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I didn't know they had PS that young. Where I live there are play groups and meet up, but not PS.

Brittany Smitherman - posted on 02/06/2010

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Also, in my little girls class there is only 5 other kids and this is a private school so they only have so many kids in a class plus they are all around the same age which is good. It's good for her to interect with kids her age.

Brittany Smitherman - posted on 02/06/2010

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My daughter is 14 months and I put her in preschool and some people says it isnt a good thing but the way that I look at it is they teach them and they need to learn how to share and etc. I dont think there is anything wrong with it.

Donna - posted on 02/06/2010

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I am a ECE/Child and Youth Worker worker myself. I myself will never put my children in a day care setting. Yes the socializing is great and what not but I feel that the children that are more busy and more work get treated differently and some time unfairly. I have one of them boys, he never sits down. He is not hurting socially that's for sure he talks up a storm and he is 17 months old. I just make sure he is around other kids ie) little gym, swimming, play dates... However with that said some people don't have a choice they have to go back to work to be able to provide for there family. I would say fine someone that can come into your home but that is not always possible either as a lot of people send there children to daycare (at least here in Canada) becasue they can get some or all of it paid by the government. I guess what i am saying if you can afford to stay home or have family willing to help out I would go that rout.

Nichola - posted on 02/06/2010

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i havent my son is 18months and he is in daycare where preschool age isnt untill 3....also the preschools in my area the kids have to be 2 and potty trained so i coulnt put him in preschool anyway but i think it will be good for her and she will def learn alot I dont see a problem with it

Melissa - posted on 02/06/2010

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My son went to daycare when he was 14months old I didnt have a choice as I was a single parent and at the time I felt terrible but......... in hindsight it was great for him as an only child he has learnt to socialise, share and play and has made really good friendships - he wouldnt have developed these skills with me at home because he wouldnt have had the opportunity to be around so many kids. He is 4yrs old and will be attending prep next year and since he is used to a learning based environment I believe he this will help alot.

Nicola - posted on 02/06/2010

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i have entered my 16 month old daughter into playgroup. she starts in september. there is nothing wrong with this - im looking forward to having a break and really excited for my daughter to meet other children her age and interact with them. it will help them develope and teach them many things they wont necessarilly learn at home. your son will love it....

Jenny - posted on 02/06/2010

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My almost 4 year old son has been in a daycare/learning center since he was 17 months old and I don't regret it one bit! I have a niece the same age as my son (6 weeks a part) and she's not in a learning center and there is a hugely noticeable diffierence in their development and social skills, You just need to pick a good one that you feel good about and feel at home there and feel comfortable with. Get to know the people that work there. Get to know the other mothers and kids. Unfortunately these days more is expected of our kids once they reach grade school. You have to prepare them early but make it fun!

Trisha - posted on 02/06/2010

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well as a Early childhood educator and a mother of two in daycare I strongly agree that you are doing the right choice.....my first daughter started when she was 4 months old because I wanted to g back to school , but my second daughter started at 4 months so I could go and work at the daycare with her and my other daughter. From my experience they get lots of stimulation that I cant give them everyday and they get healthy snacks and lunch a regular nap time and they have lots of social interaction as well as they are learning through thier play. I think its a good choice before they go to school because they would have learned a lot of things that other children may not have staying home with parents or babysitter. Go with your gut feeling and if it feels right put your child in but if it doesnt then dont. Good Luck

Giseli - posted on 02/06/2010

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my daughter now 3 has been going 2 days daycare/preschool since she was 18 months,not because she had to but because is good for her,she's around kids her age and learning and playing all day and she LOVES IT.:=)

Adri - posted on 02/06/2010

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Wow, I didn't even know that was possible. Is he potty trained already? That is a requirement for preschool, right? Every preschool that I have looked into your child has to be at least 2 or 2 and half and a lot you have to be 3. I personally would not put my child in that young. All the other children will be much older and bigger and I would worry about bullying or him getting hurt. I have a daughter who is preschool age (3 yrs 10 months old) and she is always, mostly accidentally, causing him to fall because she is running around not realizing how delicate and unbalanced her 15 month old brother is. Imagine this scenerio by 10 or more bigger kids. Is your child talking already? Most of the kids in preschool are verbal already and can hold conversations. I am not trying to be negative but I just can't imagine a 15 month old, practically a baby still, in preschool. Like I mentioned I have a 15 month old too and there is no way that he is ready for preschool. Is your 15 month old that advanced?

Sharon - posted on 02/06/2010

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You know? Once I would have been against putting a child into a "learning" situation so early in life. Especially if its a rigid learning situation.

But since I've been hanging out here - all the education a child can get is awesome!

Racheal - posted on 02/06/2010

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i have 3 children n mine went childminders part time till they was 3 yes pre school is good but they learn alot more frome home i now have a 8month old and i think she will be staying at home til around 3 not just cos of me but i am not that positive on pre school anymore with all the press about children being abused in schools n not able to know if its right or wrong if you dont work i wouldnt recomend it only if u really need to only u know whats best for your child

Nicole - posted on 02/06/2010

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i have and at first i was getting alot of negative reactions but it helps them alot and they enjoy playing with the other kids.i think u made the right decision

Jenna - posted on 02/06/2010

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no but i wanted to i think preschool is good for kids teaches them alot of things and its fun for them to be able to interact with other kids and prepare them later on for kindergarten. Not sure if i myself would of started this young but i dont think there is anything wrong with it at all. Im sure he will love it and have alot of fun!

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