Margaret Chiara - posted on 07/24/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )
I live in Spain, and here all children are obliged to go to preschool, from 9am to 5pm.....the same as an adult work day! (in fact parents drop their kids off before work, and pick them up when they finish). Many teachers have started to push for a change in the system, complaining that the students are not able to pay attention in the afternoon classes making learning impossible, and that they are wound up or burned out and impossible to control. I would think it is obvious "locura" to demand so much couped up work time from 3yr olds....especially boys. Am I crazy or is this system cruel to children?????? A possible suggested change presented would be class only in the morning, and play time in the afternoon till mum and dad arrive.